5/8/08

Homemade Chocolate Pie


Yesterday I baked a 'White Pie' which is almost like a vanilla custard pie and today I baked a homemade chocolate pie. I knew my crew would be thrilled, but I was surprised at how much I loved it as well. Even this girl who doesn't care for chocolate... had two slices! Yum.

So easy really... easy as uh, pie!


CHOCOLATE PIE

1 baked and cooled pie crust or use a graham crust
2 - 1 oz. bars unsweetened chocolate
2 1/2 c milk
1 c sugar or splenda
1/3 c corn starch
1/2 t salt
3 or 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten*
1 T butter (not margarine!)
1 t vanilla
whipped cream
chocolate curls or mini chips


In a medium saucepan place 1 cup milk and the 2 bars of chocolate. Over medium low, melt slowly, whisking until smooth. In a bowl, whisk the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Blend in the remaining 1 1/2 c milk and the egg yolks. Whisk smooth and gradually stir into the chocolate mixture on the stove. Raise heat to medium/medium high and whisk continuously until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, remove from heat. Add vanilla and butter. It should be fairly thick by this point. Poor into the pie shell and press a piece of plastic or saran wrap on the surface to prevent a 'skin' from forming. Refrigerate 5-6 hours. Before serving cover the top with whipped cream and sprinkle with curls or mini chips.

*If you make the 'white pie' the same day or the day before you can use the yolks that you don't use in the white pie as you only use the whites for it. If you are making this alone just use 3 yolks.










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