Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chocolate Pie

 There's always a chocolate lover in every crowd. I brought this pie to a family gathering and I was asked for the recipe for this pie from several people so thought I'd add it to the recipes here on the blog.
Just in time for Mother's Day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 single baked pie crust
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped into pieces
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract ( I like to use clear vanilla so that the cream is really white)
  • chocolate bar or square of chocolate for garnishing

Method:
  1. Bake crust and have it cooled before you begin the filling.
  2. In a large microwavable glass bowl stir together first amount of sugar, cornstarch and coffee granules. 
  3. Add milk and well beaten eggs. Whisk together well until smooth.
  4. Stir in chocolate pieces.
  5. Place in microwave and cook filling in 3 minute intervals stirring well between each. Do this until mixture is bubbling and thickening. It will take approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Once completely cooked add butter and vanilla. Stir well. 
  7. Lay a piece of wax paper over pudding pressing it gently against the top of the hot chocolate pudding. This will prevent a 'skin' from forming over the top as it cools. Place in refrigerator.
  8. Using a hand mixer beat together room temperature cream cheese and last amount of sugar until smooth. 
  9. Once pudding has sat in refrigerator for 1/2 hour take out and beat in cream cheese mixture until well incorporated. Pudding will still be fairly hot. 
  10. Pour mixture immediately into baked pie shell. Once again place a piece of waxed paper over top, lightly pressing to almost seal the top. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or over night. 
  11. When ready to serve whip cream with the 2 tbsp of powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread whipped cream over pie and garnish with shaved chocolate.

7 comments:

  1. Sadly I am not a pie baker. Usually all my attempts come out of the oven and go into the trash.

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  2. What a beautiful photo. We would love a piece of your pie right now and a cup of coffee and a long talk!

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  3. nice! And what pie is in the background, with the browned meringue?
    -Colleen

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  4. Mmmmm - Chocolate pie was my dad's absolute favourite pie! I love it too!!! Yours looks wonderful. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you.

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  5. Kathy - can I cook the fillng on the stove in a pan instead of using the microwave?
    Thanks - and once again...love your recipes!!

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    1. Yes you sure can. I should have mentioned that. Make sure you keep stirring it.

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