World's Best Chocolate Pie

Kathie Carr

By
@kathiecc

This recipe was given to me by a friend and is truly good. Very chocolately and worth the extra effot to make.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

CRUST:

1/4 c
sugar
1 c
graham cracker crumbs
2 tsp
cocoa
1/3 c
melted butter

FILLING:

8 oz
semi sweet chocolate
1
envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 c
cold water
3/4 c
sugar
8
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
milk
2 c
heavy whipping cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the crust: Combine the sugar, graham cracker crumbs, cocoa and melted butter and mix well. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Refrigerate.
2
For the filling: Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or a stainless steel bowl placed over a kettle of boiling water. Dissolve the gelatin in cold water. Cream together the sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Heat the milk in a medium saucepan until hot but not boiling. Slowly pour the milk over the egg mixture in a thin stream, stirring as you go so the eggs don't scramble. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan. Heat over low, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Do not boil. This will take up to 15 minutes, be patient. Stir in the gelatin/water mix and melted chocolate. Stir until smooth. Strain into a bowl and let cool. If you don't mind a few flecks you don't need to strain it.
3
Whip the heavy cream to a medium peak. Fold 2/3 into the cooled chocolate custard. Save the remaining 1/3 for garnish. After folding carefully for a full 5 minutes I still had a few flecks of cream in the finished pie. Pour the custard into the prepared pie crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Decorate with whipped cream and chocolate shavings before serving

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies