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Chocolate cream pie

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Chocolate cream pie is the ultimate dessert. It's rich, chocolaty, and super dense. It's a must have at every holiday and family get together. I'm pretty sure my sister and I could not live without.

Also known as:
The Greatest Pie in the Cosmos,
The Only Reason I Like Christmas,
The Happy-Maker,
Chocolate Overdose,
Pudding Pie.

My grandmother was the original maker, and now my mom carries on the tradition. I think I'll be bringing it everywhere now that I've got this documented. Thank you mom! :D

The crust is prebaked and then the filling is made, poured into the pie and refrigerated. The filling can also be used as a stand-alone pudding. Just increase the amount of milk to 2 1/4 cups!
 
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Step 1: Ingredients!

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You will need:
  • ready made pie crust or crust of your choice!
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 tbsp Hershey's cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1/3 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk (we use 2%, my Gran used whole) (2011 Christmas update: vanilla soy milk is better than both of those. It yields a more gelatinous and cocoa-y pie)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Hardware:
  • pie pan
  • saucepan
  • nonstick stirring utensils
  • whisk
  • wax paper

Step 2: Bake the pie crust and let cool!

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You will be blind-baking/pre-baking the crust.

Make sure that you press the crust into the pan firmly and prick both the sides and bottom with a fork. Cut the excess crust from the edges. If you desire a pretty finished product, flute the crust with your fingers. Otherwise, pressing all around with the tines of a fork works just as well. :D

Once done, set aside and let cool.
FloweGirl23 days ago

Turned out just awesome! Made it for Thanksgiving but had to have a taste :)

MMacG11671 year ago
I assume you make the whipped cream yourself from heavy whipping cream. How much does it take to cover the pie?
jessyratfink (author)  MMacG11671 year ago
Hah! We actually didn't. This pie is perfect for the kind out of the can. I'd say you could get enough to cover it by using 3/4 cup of whipping cream, though. :D
one word....WOW
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Just curous: egg skin? wax paper? Do explain please, I'm super OCD about baking with eggs and always pick out parts before mixing in. This may help me.
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jessyratfink (author)  gustavo.leal5 years ago
Once it's been cooled the skin is no longer an issue. I probably should have explained that better. :) Once you've cooled it and taken the wax/freezer paper off, you can cover it with saran wrap from that point forward and it will be just fine!
curious, rather. Should have spell checked!
jessyratfink (author)  gustavo.leal5 years ago
You'd definitely need to use an egg substitute and possibly more butter. Without the yolks, I don't think the texture would be right. You could also try making a vegan chocolate pudding recipe and putting that in the crust... though I can't guarantee it'd taste as good. ;)
weasel9995 years ago
i tried it was awesome
jessyratfink (author)  weasel9995 years ago
Yay! Glad you liked it. :D
ive seen this other recipe 4 cake where all the ingredients were put in a coffe mug and baked in a microwave ..............would that work here
jessyratfink (author)  weasel9995 years ago
I don't think so - considering it's so much about the amount you stir and having the right temperatures at the right time, it'd probably get really icky. :P
Oh Man! You're soooooo on! This is uuber-close to my grandma's chocolate-pudding pie, but ours is far more structurally sound! >> coming soon!
jessyratfink (author)  T3h_Muffinator5 years ago
Is the crust made of concrete and rebar? :O
NachoMahma5 years ago
. Chicken and dumplin's, chocolate pie, biscuits 'n' gravy, ... if you can make a pecan pie, I'd like to propose. :)
jessyratfink (author)  NachoMahma5 years ago
I expect a proposal pretty soon, good sir. I'm making a super awesome pecan pie today!
. Woot! I'm going shopping for a ring this PM. ;) . I saw the iBle and it's great.
Coggz5 years ago
hey don't waste the egg whites. Whisk them up to a thick merigue add a little sugar as you whisk, then spread it all over whack it back in the oven to brown and voila!! chocolate meringue yummy pie!
jessyratfink (author)  Coggz5 years ago
My mom and I actually really hate meringue, hence not using the whites for that. But it will certainly work for other people! :D
mg0930mg5 years ago
This looks scrumptious Jessy! I will have to try it soon.
Would you send me a piece. LOL.:)
KentsOkay5 years ago
I know what I'm having this weekend....
Now why would anyone in their right mind eat this only at family get-togethers and holidays?! *dies in awe*
make it every weekend!
I made it. It tasted good, the texture was bizarre though... I had to resort to using 1%, so I assume thats what made it into the jellyish elastic mess that it is. Tastes great though. Thanks for the recipie!
luvit5 years ago
i bowed to you and hit my head on my monitor. i kill for choc cream pie.
SoapyHollow5 years ago
You are an evil, evil, EVIL woman. I really like that about you!
Must it be Hershey cocoa powder or can it be just normal no name?
jessyratfink (author)  I_am_Canadian5 years ago
As long as it's good quality, it shouldn't be an issue. It's just that my Gran used Hershey's, and so my mom does as well, as will I. :)
Ah, I see. I will make this ol' pie tonight! I will let you know how it works out. Thanks!
cocoa powder is cocoa powder, however i personally prefer Hershey products, and it seemd the atuhor does too...
Foaly75 years ago
ahhh, pie. (Hippies saying "dude" and zen music playing) :P
ChrysN5 years ago
Yum, that looks amazing!
randofo5 years ago
Please to mail.