Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

only for the true chocolate lover

Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

 

Pie and I have a love hate relationship.

I love to eat it, but hate making it.

My fear of crust has taken all the fun out of holiday baking.

But what’s a holiday dinner without the pie? It just wound’t be right.

Top crust, well that you can forget. Not going to happen, so I made  my family very happy and surprised them with a chocolate pie.

 

Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

 

I found this beauty at smitten kitchen

The whipped cream got me, but really is there anything better than homemade pudding?  I just LOVE chocolate pudding, and once I saw it, I could not think of much else.

 

Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

 

Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

Ingredients

  • adapted from Smitten Kitchen
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces good quality dark chocolate {chopped}
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of heavy cream {for the topping}
  • 1 pie crust {I use Pillsbury} pre-baked according to the package

Instructions

  • to make the pudding whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, Still whisking, boil about until the pudding thickens {this will take just a few minutes} Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate and vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour into the cooled pie shell, cover the top with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming and chill at least two hours.
  • Whip the cream and top pie just before serving {you can add dark chocolate shavings to the top }
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The kids still prefer my mother-in-laws chocolate silk pie

{no competition there}

but I surprised them for sure

“Mom, you can make pie almost as good as grandma,” Charlie says with a surprised tone to his voice.

 

Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

 

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