Chocolate Cream Pie, By Cass

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

There is nothing like a nice creamy slice of chocolate cream pie. Especially if the pudding is homemade. My Gram taught me how to make this pie years ago..her trick was the condensed milk..gives it a bit richer flavor..Yum!!

You can serve this with meringue or cool whip..I made the meringue, but actually prefer it with whipped cream and chocolate curls..all I had was semi sweet bakers chocolate, so improvised, and grated finely to sprinkle on the meringue..

Hope you enjoy this pie as much as my family does..

Rating:
★★★★★ 7 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
milk
1 c
condensed milk
1 c
sugar
1/4 c
corn starch
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 Tbsp
butter
1/8 tsp
salt
4 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa ( i used hershey's)
3
egg yolks - save the whites if making meringue
1 - 9
inch baked pie crust
chocolate shavings, for garnish, optional

MERINGUE

3
egg whites
6 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
corn starch
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degree

Assemble ingredients.
2Prick your pie crust on the bottom and sides with a fork before baking.
3In a medium saucepan; combine the sugar, cocoa,salt and corn starch.
4Add one cup of condensed milk and 1 cup of whole milk, or 2 %, that's what I use.

Using a whisk blend the mixture together and stir constantly over medium high heat. When the mixture is heated through add the 3 egg yolks, after tempering with a little of the hot mixture, so as not to have scrambled eggs.

Stir continuously ; until thickened and bubbly.
5Remove from heat and add the butter, and vanilla, mix well.
6Cover your pudding with plastic wrap to prevent a film on top of the pudding; set aside.

If you are just using whipped cream, fill the pie shell, add the whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.

Refrigerate to cool at least 2 hours.
7For meringue:

In a large bowl, beat egg whites, cornstarch and cream of tartar on high speed with an electric mixer. Mix until soft peaks form.

Add sugar one tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition.

Spread meringue on the pie. Broil to lightly brown the top. Do not walk away at this stage. It only takes a minute.

Or you can bake in oven till desired browness occurs.
8Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Meringue