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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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine chocolate and 2 cups milk in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture boils. Remove from heat and set aside.
2
Stir 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.
3
Pour into prepared crust and press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cool, then refrigerate until well chilled. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
4
Another 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