Record-Breaking Pi




Introduction: Record-Breaking Pi

Rich chocolate truffle pie recipe adapted from


• 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
• 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
• 1/4 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 9 inch prepared cookie crumb crust 


1. Melt chocolate chips and mix in 1/2 of the cream on low heat, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Set aside.

2. If you're unable to find a prepared cookie crumb crust, make one like I did with Oreo's No Bake cookie crumbs. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Mix with 1 packet of cookie crumbs in a 9 inch pie dish. Press the mixture evenly to form the pie crust. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, beat the rest of the cream until soft peaks form. Beat in chocolate mixture on high speed 1/3 at a time. Mix well and spoon into the crust.

4. Refrigerate at least 8 hours. 

Decorating Ingredients

• 12 ounces of black Wilton candy melts
• black icing decorating pen
• Red readymade icing/decorating pen
• White icing decorating pen
• Parchment paper


1. Melt candy melts on low heat, stirring at 30-second intervals until smooth.
2. Pour over the pie and let cool until the candy shell forms.
3. On parchment paper, make a simple record template with decorating icing and transfer to the pie.
4. Now comes the best part, cut up the pie!

Notice the upward fault line is a nod to record approximations of pi from 2000 BCE until now. 


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    7 years ago on Introduction

    I bet this is absolutely yummy. I love all the chocolate. I would have shown a pic before cutting and perhaps used a larger plate for the presentation ...excellent.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! A record-breaking amount of pie was eaten last week...