Deliciously rich chocolate cream filling in a flaky buttery pie crust. I don't make this as often as I should, but I would claim chocolate cream pie as my signature dessert.
If food really is the way to a man's heart, this pie hooked my husband almost 20 years ago. And not to age myself too much, I was very young (19) when we started dating in college.
This may look like a challenging dessert, but it is really simple to make. Chocolate cream pie is one of the easiest pie fillings to whip up with ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
This was one of my students' favorite labs in my Family and Consumer Science classroom. I always taught a thickening unit and included this recipe. It was so rewarding for my students to make and eat their own homemade pies.
Chocolate Cream Pie
4 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa (4 Tbsp)
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. butter
1 baked pie shell
1. Sift together the dry ingredients into a saucepan.
2. Add milk and egg yolks and mix well.
3. Cook, stirring frequently over medium heat until this mixture becomes thick (like a pudding - this takes a few minutes.)
4. Remove from heat; add vanilla and butter.
5. Cool. Pour into baked pie shell.
Serve warm or chilled. Refrigerate any leftovers.
This pie is delicious with a meringue or fresh whipped cream.
Welcome to Home Ec @ Home
Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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