Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chocolate Cream Pie

This is a recipe we found while flipping through the new Deen Brothers cooking magazine. We received their cookbook last year and will occasionally pick up a magazine to check it far everything we've made of theirs is quite YUMMY! My hubby was flipping through it quietly until he got to the desert section, then asks/yells "Chocolate Cream Pie!" "Mandy, would you make this for me...please" So naturally, it being Father's Day and all, I decided to go for it!

**Let me just note that I was a little scared of the recipe when I first looked at it (I'm not usually into anything too labor intensive), but it actually was pretty simple, and the little extra work you have to do seriously pays off........this thing was REALLY, REALLY, good!

Chocolate Cream Pie

You will need:
-1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (you can buy them already in crumbs on the baking isle, or grind them up in a food processor)
-1/4 cup melted butter
-1 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/3 cup all purpose flour
-1/3 cup unsweetenened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups whole milk
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 (4oz) bar bittersweet chocolate chopped (I used ghiardhelli)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar

-Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 3 tblsp sugar. Press into pie plate (calls for deep dish but a regular worked just fine). Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely. In a large saucepan combine remaining 1 1/4 cups sugar, flour, and cocoa. Stir in milk, and egg yolks. Cook on med-high, stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate, butter, vanilla, and salt until melted. Pour into pie crust after cooled slightly. Cover and chill pie until ready to serve. When ready to serve - In a large bowl beat cream at high speed until soft peak forms, add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and beat until stiff peak formed. Spread cream over pie and garnish with grated chocolate if desired.

1 comment:

  1. Ummm, can I come over next time you make this? I'd like to test out the broccoli chicken, too.