Simple Chocolate Cream Pie

Recipe from Americas Test Kitchen.

Ingredients

  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  3. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  5. 3 cups 2% milk (or whole milk)
  6. 6 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate (it comes out to 1 cup. I use Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate baking chips)
  7. 3 tablespoons butter
  8. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  9. 1 pie crust, pre-baked

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar

1. Whisk first 4 ingredients over no heat. 
2. Add milk and whisk well. 
3. Turn on heat to medium.
4. Whisk often for about 8-10 minutes until it starts to boil. Allow it to boil gently for a few seconds and remove from heat. 
5. Add chopped chocolate, butter and vanilla and stir well. 
6. Pour into prepared pie shell and cover with greased parchment paper until it is cool enough to put in refrigerator. 
7. Refrigerate for about 2-3 hours and top with whipped cream. 
8. Serve immediately.

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