Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Just Desserts: Chocolate Pie

  • 1 9-inch pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Prepare pie crust, cool.

Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Combine eggs and milk; gradually stir into sugar mixture, blending well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, just until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.

Add chocolate chips, butter and vanilla. Stir until chips and butter are melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour into the pie crust. Press plastic wrap onto pie surface and refrigerate three to four hours or until firm.

Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings prior to serving.

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