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Chocolate Cream Pie

3/4 cup sugar

pinch of salt

2 and 1/2 cups milk

3 Tab. cocoa (added with the flour)

1/3 cup flour (heaping)

2 eggs, separated

1 Tab. butter

1 tsp. vanilla (very good quality)

 

 



Stovetop Instructions: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, salt, and milk. Blend flour and cocoa together. Stir into hot milk mixture. Over medium heat, stir mixture constantly until thickened and it just comes to a boil. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks (temper). Add about 1/2 c. of the hot pudding mixture and mix well. Return egg mixture to the hot pudding mixture, stirring rapidly until mixtures are well blended. Cook until thickened and remove from heat. Add vanilla and butter. Stir until well mixed. Pour into baked pastry shell. Top with meringue.

No Weep Meringue:

1/3 cup sugar

1 Tab. cornstarch

1/2 cup water

2 Tab. sugar

4 egg whites

Combine sugar, cornstarch and water in saucepan or microwaveable bowl. Bring to a boil. Cook until thickened. Remove from heat. In mixer bowl, beat egg whites and 2 Tab. sugar until soft peaks form. Gradually add hot syrup and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Spread over warm pie filling. Seal all the way to the edges of the crust.

Bake chocolate cream pie at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until slightly browned. Cool.

Microwave instructions: Heat milk, sugar, and salt until hot - about 3 minutes. Stir in flour and cocoa. Microwave at 1 and 1/2 minute intervals, stirring in-between until thickened. Temper eggs as described above.

Tip to keep crust from burning - Cover the empty pie pan with foil. Press around the sides, cut a hole out of the middle that will leave a ring around the sides just wide enough to cover the crust. Remove the foil ring to use later once the pie is prepared to bake.

 

by Terry G.




 

Learning how to make chocolate cream pie is easy if you follow these simple instructions. Just remember to stir the hot ingredients without stopping. If you do, the mix will begin to burn. Making chocolate cream pie according to this recipe can take a little time. But you will be amazed at how really good it is. Chocolate cream pie is an all time favorite, so this will be a crowd pleaser!