Mexican Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

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Mexican Chocolate Cream Pie

Lynette !

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@breezermom

This was passed on to me by my sister, who I'm sure found it in a magazine, probably Southern Living, although I'm not sure where she got it. Cooking time includes the chilling time. Actual cooking time is about 35 to 45 minutes.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

4 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs, divided
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
egg whites
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
cooking spray

FILLING

1/2 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp
instant expresso powder
1/8 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
ground red pepper
1 large
egg
1 large
egg yolk
1 3/4 c
2% milk
2 oz
dark chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 c
frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375°.
2
To prepare the crust, reserve 1 tablespoon crumbs for topping. Combine the remaining crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a bowl, stirring well. Stir in egg white and butter. Press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray.
3
Bake at 375° for 9 minutes or until lightly toasted; cool completely on a wire rack.
4
To prepare filling, combine 1/2 cup sugar and the next 7 ingredients (through egg yolk) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
5
Place the milk in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until milk reaches 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Gradually add hot milk to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return milk mixture to pan; cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until smooth.
6
Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl for 10 minutes or until mixture cools, stirring occasionally. Spoon filling into crust, and cover surface of filling with plastic wrap. Chill for 3 hours or until set; remove plastic wrap. Spread the whipped topping over filling; sprinkle with reserved cracker crumbs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #pie, #chocolate