Katie's Chocolate Pie
This chocolate pie is TO DIE
FOR! A great addition to your holidays or whenever, if
you are a chocolate lover like I am!
1 and 2/3 cups chocolate or Nilla wafer crumbs
(about 30 wafers).
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp plus 1 tsp cornstarch
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped (I just use
3 Tbsp cold butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup heavy cream
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
the oven to 350.
make the crust: In a medium bowl, combine the cookie
crumbs, melted butter, and sugar until they form an
evenly moist, crumbly mixture. Press the mixture
evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch
pie plate. Bake until the crust is fragrant and
firm, 7 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
make the filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together
the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and salt. Whisk in the
whole egg, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup of the milk until
a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the
remaining 1 and 1/2 cups milk to a boil over
medium-high heat. Remove from the heat. Whisking
constantly, very slowly pour the hot milk into the
egg mixture. Keep whisking so that you don't
scramble those eggs. Return the entire mixture to
the pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly,
until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens, 3 to
5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate,
and let sit for a minute. Add the butter and vanilla
and whisk until the chocolate in completely melted
the filling into the cooled piecrust and smooth the
surface with a small spatula. Cover the surface
entirely with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from
forming. Make sure the plastic wrap is right up
against the filling.
the pie in the fridge until thoroughly cooled and
set, about 2 hours.
Just before serving,
make the topping: In the bowl of an electric mixer
fitted with the whisk attachment, or using a
handheld mixer, whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla
at medium-high speed to form medium peaks. Spread
the whipped cream over the pie. Sprinkle all over
with chocolate curls and serve.