Chocolate Cream Pie Fit for a Bakery

Article originally published on Spoon University at Berkeley.
Chocolate + whipped cream = heaven | August 19, 2015 | by Jocelyn Hsu & Courtney Cheng | Photo by Jocelyn Hsu
Photo by Jocelyn Hsu, Design by Courtney Cheng

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu, Design by Courtney Cheng

Chocolate Cream Pie

Ingredients
  • 1 rolled pie crust
  • 2 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour (30 min cooling)
  • Servings: 8-9
  • MEDIUM

STEP 1

Unroll pie crust into 9-inch pie pan, and flatten against the bottom and sides of the pan.

Spoon tip: Use the defrost setting on your microwave for 15 seconds to make the unrolling easier.

STEP 2

Poke holes in the bottom and sides of the pie crust.

STEP 3

Bake pie crust for 10-12 minutes at 450ºF.

STEP 4

Chop unsweetened chocolate into small chunks.

STEP 5

Separate 4 egg yolks. Beat and set aside.

STEP 6

Add flour, sugar and salt to a saucepan, and whisk to combine.

STEP 7

Slowly add milk while whisking.

STEP 8

Heat mixture over medium heat until thickened. Stir constantly.

STEP 9

Pour about a cup of the liquid into beaten egg yolks and slowly mix together.

STEP 10

Pour egg yolk mixture back into saucepan and mix well on medium heat.

STEP 11

Add chocolate chunks. Mix until chocolate is completely melted.

STEP 12

Remove from heat, and add butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until butter is completely melted and mixture is well combined.

STEP 13

Pour filling into pie crust and let cool.

Spoon tip: Place the pie in the freezer for 30-45 minutes if you’re impatient for it to set.

STEP 14

Whip heavy whipping cream with whisk attachment of electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

STEP 15

Add powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until stiff.

STEP 16

Dollop cream onto pie as desired.

Enjoy.

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