Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chocolate Pie

I love pies of all sorts. But chocolate pie is one of my favorites. I set out to make one like my grandmother used to make - not the gritty kind you find in the frozen food section or in restaurants. But smooth, rich, chocolatey, creamy goodness.

This pie is it.

It doesn't take long to prepare. The hardest part was allowing it to chill overnight! And the raves from family and friends who tasted it convinced me this is a keeper.

Here's what you need:

1 9-inch pie shell, baked and cooled
1/4 cup water
2 TBSP cornstarch
3 eggs
1 teas vanilla
2/3 cup milk
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 TBSP melted butter

In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Set aside.

In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk until it starts to bubble around the edges. Stir in the chocolate until melted.

Add the sweetened condensed milk and whisk until combined. Stir in the egg mixture. While stirring constantly, bring the chocolate mixture to a boil. Cook and stir for several minutes, until the mixture is very thick. When it no longer drips off the whisk and you have to shake it off, it's thick enough

Remove from the heat and add the butter. Stir until thoroughly combined. Pour into prepared pie shell. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Garnish with whipped cream if desired. And get ready for the squeals of delight that will come your way from those lucky enough to share this with you!

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  1. Ack! Another recipe of yours that I have to try! I love homemade chocolate pie. {sigh} Oh dear, I see this in my very near future.

  2. That looks ridiculously good! but then it's chocolate, how could it not be? haha! Totally pinning this so I can find it when I get a chocolate craving. :)

  3. Chocolate pie is a favorite of mine. Would like to try this. Thank you for sharing. Pat

  4. Good Morning Marsha,
    Do you think it would be ok if I just had a slice of that wonderful pie with my morning coffee? It looks so delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen