Classic Chocolate Cream Pie

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I made this pie once, years ago, and had lost the recipe. Then I found it was included in my new Hershey's Chocolate recipe box that DeLena gave me for Christmas!
This is the old-fashioned, from-scratch method which I have avoided over the past several years in favor of quick, easy, and time-saving newer recipes. But NOTHING takes the place of the original recipe! Hope you enjoy!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

5
sections (½ oz each) hershey's unsweetened chocolate baking bar, broken into pieces
3 c
whole milk, divided
1 1/3 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/2 tsp
salt
3
egg yolks
2 Tbsp
butter
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1
baked pie crust (9-inch) or crumb crust
sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Combine chocolate and 2 cups milk in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture boils. Remove from heat and set aside.
2Stir together sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in medium bowl. Whisk remaining 1 cup milk into egg yolks in separate bowl; stir egg mixture into sugar mixture. Gradually add to the chocolate mixture. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
3Pour into prepared crust and press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cool, then refrigerate until well chilled. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
4Another option:
Using the 3 egg whites left from getting your egg yolks, make a meringue topping.
1~ Whip egg whites with 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually whip in 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form and mixture glistens.
2~ Spread on top of cooled pie, forming swirls and peaks. Bake in preheated 400° oven about 7 minutes until meringue is lightly browned.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #hershey's