Chocolate Cream Pie


If any of you saw my facebook status one day last week, I posted I think I may have just talked myself into baking a chocolate cream pie tonight. The thing I realized about myself is when it comes to baking and I have a craving or a thought of making something, I will obsess about making that thing until I make it. As was the case with chocolate cream pie, having never made one before, I was intrigued to make one plus it just sounded really really good! Where did I go to look for a chocolate cream pie recipe, yes of course Pinterest!! You know the saying you eat with your eyes, Pinterest totally makes my stomach grumble while looking at images of desserts, meals, yummy drinks, oh the list just goes on and on...
I found two great recipes and combined them actually to make this chocolate cream pie. I wanted a dough pie crust, not a cookie crumb crust so I took the chocolate cream filling of one recipe and used the dough pie crust recipe of another, and viola, chocolate cream via Meg Henning!
First, gather together your ingredients.
For the crust you need: 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1/8 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 cup very cold butter, cut into small chunks
3-4 Tablespoons ice water.
For the chocolate cream filling you need: 2/3 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 
4 large egg yolks, 3 cups whole milk, 7 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
For the cream topping you need: 3/4 cup heavy cream,  1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. 

Start this pie by making the crust. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In your food processor, add the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Puls a few times to combine all the dry ingredients. Add in the butter chunks and puls the ingredients until the mixture is the consistency of sand. Add in the 3 tablespoons of water and pulse, pulse. If the mixture is a bit dry add in another tablespoon of water. Once the ingredients are completely mixed, take the dough out, pat it into a disk and put the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After a half n hour, pull the dough out and on a floured surface, roll the dough into a larger circle and place the dough into a 9 inch pie pan. Lay down a sheet of parchment paper on the dough, add some dough weights or beans or in my case some rice to keep the parchment paper down. 


Bake the crust in the oven for 25-30 minutes, then pull the crust out and let it cool completely. 

When the crust is baking in the oven, get started on your chocolate cream filling. In a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan, pour in the white sugar, cornstarch and salt.


 Stir to completely mix the ingredients together. In a bowl, add in the milk and the eggs and whisk them to break up the yolks. 



Slowly add in the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk the ingredients together continually so lumps of cornstarch don't occur. 

Turn on the heat under your sauce pan and whisk the liquid mixture for 6-8 minutes continually until the cream is thick and bubbly. You have to whisk frequently while the cream is thickening up or else you will have scrambled eggs in your chocolate cream pie. 
Once the cream is thick and bubbly, turn down the heat to a simmer and cook it for one more minute. Take your pot off of the heat, pour in the chopped chocolate and cubed butter and stir to melt all the chocolate.




Once the chocolate and butter have been fully incorporated into the cream, pour the chocolate cream into another bowl and put plastic wrap over the chocolate but make sure the plastic wrap is touching the top layer of the chocolate cream. 


If you don't do this then your chocolate cream will create a skin while it is cooling in the refrigerator. Allow the chocolate cream to cool completely in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Once the chocolate cream is fully cooled, pour all the chocolate cream into your cooked and cooled pie crust. 


In your mixing bowl with the whisk attachment, add the heavy whipping cream, white sugar and vanilla extract. Whip the ingredients on high until soft peaks form. Using a spatula, pour the whipping cream over the chocolate cream layer and spread it around. I finished my chocolate cream pie with chocolate sprinkles.



Then serve a slice, eat and enjoy!
Anyone wanna come over to my house and have a slice?? Sean will be away this weekend and I need some company :-)
p.s. if anyone of you could say an extra prayer of protection please my parents are flying to Japan today to visit my brother for a visit who is studying abroad for a few months. Thanks!

32 comments:

S T E P H A N I E L E A N N said...

Yes, please! This looks delicious. I'll bring the wine :)

megan said...

I always ask my mom to make this pie for my birthday! Now I can make it anytime I want! Thanks!

Emily said...

Mmmm...can you send me a slice? That looks amazing!

Samantha said...

I am the same way! Once I have an idea in my head, it's all over from there, whether it be baking or crafting!! Your pie turned out great! This is another recipe of yours that i'll be stealing! :)

Krysta said...

One of my favorites!!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I'd love a slice!
Every time I visit your blog, I end up craving something!

Andrea D said...

It's my Birthday week, so I'm going to pretend you made this just to celebrate! So thanks for the DELICIOUS looking chocolate cream pie! :)

Always Maylee said...

Um, this looks amazing and suddenly I'm starving! I'll be right over to eat it with you! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

So...when are you opening a bakery and starting to ship to states, such as NEW YORK???? Girl, you amaze me. Yum. Need this in my life now.

Lauren said...

if i was closer I would definitely be on your doorstep tonight! I love chocolate pie!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Yummmmmm, this looks so good! :)

Callie @ YouDontEvenKnow said...

This pie IS happening. I usually just take the easy way out and buy pudding mix lol. Not next time!

sherri lynn said...

Oh this looks AMAZING! chocolate cream pie is one of my favorites!

Val said...

Nothing better in this world than a chocolate cream pie.

Liesl said...

I think I am ready for a slice right now...be over in about 10 mins.! ;) Yummy!!!

Kelsey Albrektson said...

This looks to die for! I am no susie homemaker thats for sure but I am going to have to try this :)

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Samantha said...

This looks amazing definitely going to try out this recipe!!!! :D :D :D YUM!

Sami said...

Oh goodness I wish I could come over and have some, that looks delish! You are the dessert queen :)

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

Yum yum yum yum yum! That looks delicious! Just like my grandmother makes :)

Prayers to your family flying to Japan!

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alicia said...

um wow! makes me wanna run to the store for these ingredients.

Amy said...

1. Of course I'll say an extra prayer, sweet of you to ask for them. and 2. I am literally salivating at my computer screen over this chocolate pie, WOW. I need to make this stat!

Sophie said...

omg wow! i need to make this asap! it looks so so good x

REBrown said...

This looks delish!

Megan@TwoDelighted said...

Um... Y-U-M!!!

yours truly, melissa said...

Oh my, that looks delicious! My husband (along with the rest of his family) knows how make a really delcious chocolate pie. I'm craving some now :)

Emily said...

this looks amazing!!! will have to try this soon!!!

elise said...

this looks absolutely yummy!

Heather Pranitis said...

Yes, I did say your facebook status. And boy does this look yummy! :)

kirstyb said...

i need this in my life

Giovanna said...

Okay that pie looks delicious and not that hard to make! I need to try it!!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Kristin said...

You always make the bestest desserts!!

Two Cups of Comfort said...

omg that looks totally amazing!!