This rich and decadent Chocolate Cream Pie features a creamy homemade chocolate custard and a buttery graham crumb crust.
Author: Naomi Andres
9-inch pie pan
measuring cups & spoons
For the Crust:
1 ½cupsgraham cracker crumbs
2tablespoonsgranulated (white) sugar
½cupsalted butter, melted
For the Chocolate Custard:
⅔cupgranulated (white) sugar
6ounces70% dark chocolate, chopped finely(I use Bakers brand)
To make the Crust:
Preheat the oven to 350℉. Stir together the graham crumbs and sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir in the melted butter to combine. Pour the crust mixture into a 9-inch pie pan and press firmly onto the bottom and sides of the pan to form a crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool slightly while you make the custard.
To make the Custard:
Whisk the egg yolks in a small bowl. Set aside. In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the milk and whisk until fully incorporated. Place on the stove over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly until the mixture begins to thicken and just starts to boil. Remove from the heat.
Temper the egg yolks by slowly adding about 1 cup of the hot thickened milk/cornstarch mixture to the bowl while whisking briskly. Add the tempered egg mixture back into the pot while whisking constantly and turn the heat on to medium again and continue whisking just until the mixture begins to boil (when it boils you know the egg yolks are cooked).
Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla. Add the chopped chocolate and stir just until the chocolate is covered. Let sit for 1 minute to allow the chocolate to melt in the hot custard before whisking just until smooth and fully incorporated. Pour immediately into the slightly cooled crust and smooth out the top quickly before the skin begins to form. Let cool on the counter until no longer hot before covering and refrigerating until fully chilled and firm, at least 6 hours. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired. Enjoy!
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