i got your chocolate pie right here!

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By Tammye Bridgeman
from San Antonio, TX

I love meringues, but with a rich chocolate pie, fresh whipped cream is the way to go! You won't go back. I prefer my chocolate desserts to really look chocolate & that is why I divide my cocoa with a measure of dark cocoa. The coffee intensifies chocolate & the salt balances the sweetness.

serves 6-8 servings
method Stove Top

Ingredients For i got your chocolate pie right here!

  • 5 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    really good cocoa (guittard cocoa rouge or ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp
    hershey's special dark cocoa, unsweetened
  • 3 c
    whole milk
  • 1/4 c
    strong coffee, brewed
  • 4
    egg yolks, extra large
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter ( i use european butter)
  • 1 tsp
    really good vanilla (i use penzey's single- strength)
  • dash
    kosher salt
  • dash
    cinnamon
  • 1
    favorite pie pastry crust, deep dish, baked
  • fresh whipped cream, sweetened
  • shaved bittersweet chocolate shavings

How To Make i got your chocolate pie right here!

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch, both sugars & both cocoa powders and include the dash of kosher salt & cinnamon.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks & set aside
  • 3
    Add the whole milk to the cornstarch mixture & on medium high heat, watching carefully, bring to a boil & reduce heat to medium and cook till slightly thickened. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • 4
    Carefully add the egg yolks,slowly to the hot cornstarch-milk mixture, while constantly stirring with a whisk. Cook the custard for 5 minutes on medium-low heat, as it thickens, add the butter. Remove from the heat & add the vanilla.
  • 5
    Pour the chocolate pie filling into the baked pie crust & immediately cover the pie with clear wrap or wax paper directly on the chocolate custard, so not to form a 'skin' while cooling. Cool pie on a rack, then chill. Garnish with fresh whipped cream, sweetened, & chocolate shavings.
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