Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Craving Chocolate Cream Pie


Fruit pies hold my heart, there's no question about it. I'll choose apple, pumpkin, or rhubarb over cream pies any day of the week, and when the summer fruit runs out, I pair cranberries and citrus in one of my favorite pies ever.

So it was odd that the desire for a chocolate cream pie struck the other day. Chalk it up to pregnancy cravings or something of the sort.

There was a recipe for milk chocolate pudding that I had bookmarked to try from In My Mother's Kitchen by Canadian cookbook author Trish Magwood. (I had the opportunity to meet Trish last August and have since been enjoying her beautiful, family-centered cookbook.)

I thought surely her pudding would be the perfect base for my pie - and it was. It thickened up perfectly and wasn't too cloying or sweet. I used dark chocolate instead of her suggested milk, and whisked in a few teaspoons of butter at the end, just to help the pudding thicken better when chilled.

It was perfect, nearly good enough to sway me from a lifelong love of fruit pies. And definitely good enough for you to try, so here's the recipe. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cream Pie

ingredients:

1 cookie crumb crust - graham or chocolate - in a 9-inch pie pan

for the filling:

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
4 oz (125 g) good-quality chocolate, chopped (milk or dark)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

for the topping:

1 cup 35% whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
chocolate shavings (optional)

Method:

In a 2-quart sauce pot over medium heat, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, salt and milk.
Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, then boil for 2 minutes. Mixture will be thick.
Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until chocolate melts and pudding is smooth. Whisk in butter.
Pour pudding into the 9-inch cookie crumb crust and smooth top with a spatula. Place a square of cling wrap directly on the surface of the pudding and place in the refrigerator. Chill for about 4 hours or overnight.

Whip cream to stiff peaks and add powdered sugar. Spoon evenly over chocolate pie and garnish with shaved chocolate. Serve chilled.

Yields: 1 -9 inch pie, about 8 servings.

21 comments:

Peter Kalogeropoulos said...

Looks delicious!! I'll attempt to bake this beauty and impress my gf :)

Stair Chair Lift said...

Wow very nice post i am so impressed here.
Thanks for sharing with us....





Stair Chair Lift

Mary Beth said...

Just made this last night!! So yummy and not too sweet. Just deep rich chocolate taste. My family thanks you! Thinking of you as things get closer. Be well.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Looks good enough to satisfy any craving, pregnant or not!

Hope all is going well.

michele said...

Fresh apple pie is my favorite but this chocolate pie will do!!

Melissa Hamel-Smith said...

Made this tonight to use up a lonely pie crust in the freezer. It was delicious! I used 2% milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Super yum!

arun said...


kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

kanchipuram silk sarees Manufacturers

Anonymous said...

Nice article very useful.

Download malwarebytes Premium Version
Download Windows software Latest Version
Download MSI Gaming App

Anonymous said...

Good read for foodie.
adobe media encoder download

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the article
Adobe media encoder 2020

nituroy.com said...

Very Good way of attracting your reader's attention is to write blog like you. Please do contact me on genuinehotelescorts@gmail.com for
Jaipur call girls
Jaipur call girls
Jaipur call girls
Delhi call girls
Guwahati call girls
Guwahati call girls
Guwahati call girls
Guwahati call girls
Aerocity call girls

etisalatspeedtest said...

Nice amazing post
etisalatspeedtest.site
https://etisalatspeedtest.site/speed-test-etisalat
monthly combo 200

ptclspeedtest said...

Nice amazing post
ptclspeedtests.info
ptcl speed online
DSL internet packages 2021

diyaroy.com said...

Very Good way of attracting your reader's attention is to write blog like you. Please do contact me on genuinehotelescorts@gmail.com for
Jaipur Call Girls
Jaipur Call Girls
Jaipur Call Girls
Delhi Call Girls
Guwahati Call Girls
Guwahati Call Girls
Guwahati Call Girls
Guwahati Call Girls
Aerocity Call Girls
Lucknow Call Girls

ptclspeedtest said...

Nice blog
etisalat speed test wifi
etisalat speed tests online
etisalat Voice packages

ptclspeedtest said...

Nice blog Thanks for sharing
website
click here
info

GOSTOPSITE33 said...

I precisely wished to appreciate you again. I’m not certain what I would’ve created in the absence of these thoughts shared by you over my situation. It was before a very hard scenario in my opinion, nevertheless coming across your professional manner you treated it forced me to cry with joy. I’m just happy for this advice as well as sincerely hope you comprehend what an amazing job you’re putting in educating many others by way of a site. More than likely you haven’t met all of us.
섯다

TOTOSITEWEB33 said...

I tell everyone how amazing you are. You have the best laugh.
Wonderful article! That is the kind of info that are supposed to be shared around the internet.
I used to be able to find good info from your
blog posts.
스포츠토토

GUIDE1903 said...

Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it
helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like
you aided me.
일본야동

TOTOSAFEDB33 said...

Excellent post, very informative. I wonder why
other specialists of this sector don’t realize this.
You must continue your writing. I am just confident, you possess a fantastic readers’ base already!
토토사이트

메이저사이트 said...

The vacation trades offered are evaluated a variety of in the chosen and simply good value all around the world. Those hostels are normally based towards households which you’ll find accented via charming shores promoting crystal-clear fishing holes, concurrent of one’s Ocean. Hotels Discounts 메이저사이트

ShareThis

Blog Widget by LinkWithin