So pie on its own is pretty much one of the best comfort foods we can make. Having an apple pie at family gatherings or a pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving is just a staple of the dinner table. But when all is said and done, the one treat to top them all is chocolate. Sure, you have your traditional chocolate snacks like chocolate mousse, but you also have things like the chocolate martini. It’s pretty much everywhere and if we can make an entire pie made from chocolate, you bet your boots we’re going to! Having a reliable chocolate pie recipe on hand is a must for any dessert lover.
How To Make Chocolate Pie
What You’ll Need
- 1 whole, cooled pie crust
- 6 oz of finely chopped semisweet chocolate
- 3 beaten egg yolks
- 2 1/2 cups of milk
- 1 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- Place your sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan and whisk until everything is properly mixed.
- Gradually add the egg yolks, salt, and milk and whisk everything together.
- Transfer the saucepan to medium heat and boil until the mixture thickens. Continue to whisk even after the mixture has thickened and starts to bubble a bit.
- As soon as everything thickens, add the chocolate, vanilla, and butter and continue to whisk until everything combines. Keep whisking until the chocolate and butter have melted.
- Once everything is ready to go, pour the mixture through a strainer into a heat-proof bowl to get rid of any lumps.
- Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
- Place plastic wrap or greased parchment paper over top to prevent a skin from forming.
- Refrigerate for 4-6 hours until completely chilled.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
If you’re not the biggest fan of semisweet chocolate you can use an equal amount of dark chocolate instead. Dark chocolate not only has health benefits for you, but the bitter taste is something a lot of people prefer. You can also split the servings in two and incorporate 3 oz of semisweet chocolate with 3 oz of dark chocolate. It’s entirely up to you! You can also chuck in 4-5 tablespoons of cocoa and mix it in with the cornstarch and sugar.
It’s nearly impossible to pass up a slice of chocolate pie, but the real danger is being left alone in the kitchen with an entire pie staring you down! Resist the urge to hide this dessert from guests and stock up on whipped cream because this is something everyone will want to get their hands on.