Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chocolate Cream Pie


This is my husbands favorite pie.  It's super easy to make and it tastes so very good.  Thank you Betty Crocker for this recipe....I love it so.  One piece is left in the fridge...one lonely....defenseless piece.  Not that I'm stalking it....dreaming about it or anything.  Moderation is key....snicker.

I've seen some wonderful looking chocolate pudding lately on different blogs...it compelled me to make this pie.  Compelled me I say.  ;)  


Chocolate Cream Pie

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups skim milk
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tbs 1 tsp vanilla
2 squares (oz) unsweetened chocolate, chopped up roughly
8 oz Cool Whip Free

Prepare and bake crust.  Mix together sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large saucepan.  Whisk milk into eggs.  Add milk mixture to sugar mixture and combine.  Stir in chocolate.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and begins to boil.  Cook one minute before removing from heat.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour into baked graham crust and press plastic wrap to the surface of the mixture to prevent a skin from forming.  Chill.  Top with cool whip.  Garnish as you desire.  Makes one 9inch cream pie.

Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I use one sleeve)
3 tbls sugar
1/3 cup Smart Balance 50/50 butter blend

Combine all ingredients and press into a 9inch pie plate.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Cool.

One more pic of the glory...

It's a little messy....so hard to get a clean slice from the first piece you take out of a pie.  ;)

The garnish was pretty straightforward.  Melt 1/4 cup or so of milk chocolate chips in the microwave.  Spoon melted chocolate into a ziplock with the tip cut off and then pipe some hearts, squiggles, and what not onto waxed paper and chill until set.

37 comments:

  1. Sounds like such a delicious pie!! I should teach my girls to make this!
    cheers
    Dennis

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  2. Beautiful, I love chocolate cream pie! Those garnishes are gorgeous!

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  3. I really love the little chocolate decorations! So cute...the pie sounds so good! Chocolate cream pie is probably my favorite besides my boyfriend dad's blueberry pie...yumm

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  4. When I was little we went to this place called Bishop's Buffet and I always got their chocolate cream pie. This looks prettier though.

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  5. I can see why it's his favorite! Wow ... I think it could become my fave, too. Great recipe!

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  6. You must be reading my mind, because I was just craving chocoalte cream pie!

    How Delicious!!!!

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  7. Okay..now I have to have some cream pie:)) Looks so amazingly delicious, and...I am a sucker for a pie!:)))

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  8. WOW! Your pie is stunning! Love how betty crocker comes through for us with the simple ones! Cannot WAIT to make this. Your garnish is gorgeous!!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL! And your garnishes are lovely, too! Excellent recipe~

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  10. Yum....I remember when my mom used to make this. One of my favorite pies as well. Thanks for sharing. Looks fantastic

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  11. Hmmm. I feel oddly compelled to eat chocolate cream pie right now.... ;)

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  12. My husband's favorite is regular old chocolate pudding pie. Perhaps I can convince him to switch to this...it looks so lovely. I'm not even hungry and I want a piece!

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  13. Oh wow, this looks over the top amazing!! YUM!

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  14. Love your garnishes and how quickly the pie comes together.

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  15. Your husband is a lucky guy! This looks scrumptious! I love chocolate cream pie too and now I'm craving one! I love the presentation with the chocolate hearts. So pretty!

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  16. i can see why is your husband's favorite. sounds really good. probably I'd call it my favorite if you send me that last piece left in the fridge.
    thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  17. oh i was looking for an egg yolk recipe a few weeks ago. I wish i'd seen this. It sounds like pure chocolate-y comfort food goodness!

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  18. Another great pie! :) that cream filling should taste very nice..you are really spoiling your husband with great treats :)

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  19. I like chocolate in any form...hehe!
    This looks chocolicious! those heart and squiggle decorations are so cute.

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  20. Yum yum, who doesn't love a chocolate pie. :)

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  21. How pretty! Those little chocolate decorations are so wonderful on the top the cream.

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  22. My goodness. This looks like heaven on a plate. If it's easy, too, what am I doing in front of this computer? Lovely decorations. Bon weekend!

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  23. Oh wow! Your pie looks so amazing! It sounds so creamy and delicious :)

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  24. Sweet! The hearts are a nice touch!

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  25. How beautiful! Love the chocolate hearts and squiggles. I love chocolate cream pie and chocolate pudding pie... must make one soon.

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  26. They sounds so delicious and love the cute decoration you did :)

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  27. This looks really wonderful. You finish all your food so beautifully. This is no exception. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  28. I've always wanted to make my own chocolate pie. Yours looks delish! ♥- Katrina

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  29. Your husband made a great choice for a favorite! Chocolate pudding makes a lovely pie filling.

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  30. Oh this creme pie looks heavenly! I love the chocolate hearts! :)

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  31. I love the little chocolate hearts. Adorable!

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  32. Really looks simple and so good, love the decoration!

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  33. That looks fantastic! Love your chocolate decorations too :)

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