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Monday, January 12, 2009

Chocolate Cream Pie





One of my husbands favorite pies, smooth, creamy and delightfully chocolaty! To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.


 This recipe came  from Betty Crockers Pie and Pastry Book. The flaky all butter crust came from Simple Recipes and is wonderful! We'll start with the pie crust:


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Look how flaky that is, just the way I wanted it. You make this crust in the food processor, yeah it's that easy. I took a stick of butter and put it in the freezer for about an hour, you want the butter to be as cold as it can get. I combined the dry ingredients in the food processor and gave them a whirl to combine. I took the advice of a person that replied to the post , she said that when you add the butter to the flour and start pulsing to combine, only combine until the mixture is as big as BEANS. Not anything smaller. That kinda contradicts what we've been told about it looking like cornmeal doesn't it? So that's what I did. I added just enough water (6 tbls)
so that the mixture stuck together when I pressed on it between my fingers. I emptied the mixture onto plastic wrap (it was still loose), I covered it with the wrap and started kneading it till it came together in a ball. This didn't take long, only a couple of minutes. I formed a disk and put it in the fridge. You know the rest , it was rolled out, baked blind and baked at 350 degrees until golden brown. You can find the recipe here.



I topped this chocolaty goodness with whipped cream, I made the Chef's Secret Whipped Cream recipe. It's like homemade Cool Whip, but it's made with whipping cream! It won't melt minutes after you top your pie with it, the secret....unflavored gelatin! Whipping cream, unflavored gelatin and a little powdered sugar makes a wonderful HOMEMADE whipped topping that you can use on all your desserts. The recipe is here.


CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE

1 (9") baked pie shell (or graham cracker crust)
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
3 c. milk
4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 (1 oz. each) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Bake pie shell; let cool.In a saucepan, blend sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir milk into egg yolks; slowly stir milk mixture into dry ingredients. Add chocolate. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens and boils and chocolate melts (I start with a whisk, then end stirring with a wooden spoon). Boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Immediately pour into baked pie shell; press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto hot filling to prevent a skin from forming over the pudding. Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Just before serving, remove plastic wrap from filling; cover pie with sweetened whipped cream.

47 comments:

Reeni♥ said...

OH...MY!! Where do I begin? What an amazing meal. Everything looks so appetizing! The chicken, the taters, the carrots, oven-fried zucchini, the decadent pie...a meal fit for a king or a queen or even a princess!

Elra said...

Goodness me, I never seen everything in one plate look so delicious. I like that oven fried zuke, and oh the chicken with mustard and honey...divine!

Pumpkin said...

Oh my gosh! This looks insanely delish! My husband (who is home alone while I'm away in Utah) is trying to eat healthier- I'll have to send him a link to this... And then he can practice making it, so when I get home he can cook it for me! Hahaha!

Marie said...

What a gorgeously delicious looking meal, from beginning to end!!! I think I just gained ten pounds from looking!

pigpigscorner said...

WOW a complete and satisfying meal! They all look really delicious!

Grace said...

not only would this satisfy me in every possible way, but i also love that pepper plate. :)

Theresa said...
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Theresa said...

What a great meal ladies!! I like that secret with the whipped cream. Now I know.

Gloria said...

The two recipes look wonderful, and so nice, I love the Pie too, I think how Marie I gained pounds only see here!!!Delicious, Gloria

Linda said...

Are you passing out the forks? This all looks amazing!

Ingrid said...

Hmmm, where do I start? It ALL looks so good! I wanna come over for dinner and dessert! I think the carrots and whipped topping are going to be faves though I'm going to (eventually) try it all! LOL! I too Carol have two of those binders over flowing with recipes! :-)
~ingrid

Jamie said...

I have been so in the mood for a chocolate cream pie! Thanks for the recipe!

mikky said...

Whoa!!! What a great meal!!! This is just so perfect... the chicken, the sidings, and oh my, the dessert... they are amazing... :) btw, we chose from the set menu, easier... :)

Maryann said...

Wonderful dinner! And that pie is calling my name ;)

Karen said...

Everything looks good! I love glazed carrots and will try this unusual combination of ingredients! Going to take a look at the "mock" cool whip recipe :)

Marjie said...

The chicken looks splendid. I cook my carrots in butter and honey - no water - so the glaze is done when the carrots are. And you know my sons want this pie!

Maria said...

Chocolate cream pie...I will start with that:)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That looks like a heck of a meal from start to finish. Also, great work on that pie crust!

noble pig said...

Wow, I would be in heaven! Everything looks like some kind of wonderful! Thanks for sgaring this!

Nina's Culinary Creations said...

No words can describe how beautiful and tasteful your culinary skills are! +A
XO,Nina

Lori said...

Everything looks delicious. I would love a bit of that zucchini. My oven fried stuff never turns out like that. I will have to try your technique next time.

Kevin said...

That chicken with mustard, honey, corn syrup and mayonnaise sounds really tasty. Great looking meal!

MaryBeth said...

Your dinner looks wonderful, can I start with pie?

marye said...

Yummy..I will be right over!

Jacque said...

What do I have to do to get invited over for dinner at your houses? Wow, that all looks so GOOD.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, how scrumptious looking! that chicken dish is so appetizing and the pie is really tempting!

Cheers,

Rosa

Meg said...

It all looks amazing! The chocolate pie looks sinful!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Good food all around. The chicken looks great and the pie looks divine. Anytime I see bacon in a recipe, my feelers go out and I'm all over it! Ditto for chocolate.

Emily said...

Aussie chicken?! I feel like I'm at the Outback. Where's my chocolate thunder from down under and bloomin' onion.

That pie will do just fine.

The Blonde Duck said...

Can I just hire ya'll to cook for me? Or move in? You two are fabulous together. You should do a cookbook!

Carol, I'm trying this chicken!

Warm Bunny said...

Oh, bun, bun, bun, bun, BUNNNNY!!! Ah, me! I must pull up a 'virtual' chair to your table and savor the *idea* of your dinners now that I can no longer eat gluten or dairy. This looks so amazing.

Dragon said...

Now this is my kind of dinner. I wouldn't know where to start. Maybe with dessert. :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Is it time for dinner Bunny? I'm coming over!! Absolutely delicious & well paired. can imagine that must be the hubs fave dessert! It's gorgeous! What a virtual treat!!

Donna-FFW said...

Absolutely beautiful presentation. Looks mouthwatering. My husband will love this choc cream pie.Love your photos.

giz said...

Colourful, well rounded, palate appealing and even dessert to go with it - count me in.

Nina Timm said...

This looks absolutely delicious!! Wow!

Ivy said...

Everything looks delicious. Is all that food for one person? I love your plate.

carol said...

No.....all that food on the plate isn't for one! We set up the food on a bigger plate so that it hopefully shows a little more in the picture......:)

Jenny said...

Wow, this looks absolutely incredible! Great post!

Dawn said...

I am so ready!!
You 2 need your own little diner fot all these creations.

Amanda said...

Everything here looks fabulous!! :)

Nazarina A said...

All my taste buds are engaged always for what happens here. May I first have the chocolate pie? There will definitely be room enough for the dinner!

HoneyB said...

Yum, I'm so hungry and this just makes it worse. he he. Everything looks great! I especially love those carrots. I'm a fresh cooked carrot fiend!

Cristine said...

Can I PLEASE come over for dinner??? It looks amazing!

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Bonita Oakes said...

I have been trying to print the chocolate pie on and it prints everything how can I just print the recipe I printed one recipe and it printed just fine I like this site

Mary Bostow said...

Bonita this is an older recipe without print button, SORRY!! What you can do it copy and paste it into an email to yourself then print it out.