Monday, April 23, 2012

Craving Chocolate? how about a PIE!!!

I needed a quick dessert for Friday night.  Chan is not a huge fan of chocolate, but I remembered my mom's "water" pie she made so often.  I have never made a  chocolate pie - believe it or not!  I could not find my mom's recipe, but I took a recipe I had and changed it to make it my own.  It got rave reviews and was so easy to prepare!

I used a purchased pie crust and cooked the specified time in the oven.  Let cool.

Stir together 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cornstarch and 1/2 tsp. salt.     Using a whisk, beat 4 egg yolks with 2 cups of milk and one cup of heavy cream.  Gradually blend milk mixture in with dry ingredients in a glass bowl.  Cook in microwave (this is how I cook all my cream pies) and stir every minute and a half with the wire whisk until mixture has thickened.  (Usually takes about 8-10 minutes depending on your microwave).  Add 1 T. vanilla extract, 2 T. butter and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli's semi-sweet).  Stir until chips are melted and pour into crust.  Put plastic wrap on top of pie and chill for 8 hours.  Then top with whipped topping.

So creamy and delicious!!  I'll be making this time and time again.


mireia badia said...

I wasn't craving chocolate... thanks to you now I am! This looks great!!

Joanne said...

You just can't go wrong with chocolate pie. The only problem is it tastes so light, you think you should have more ;)