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Chocolate Cream Pie made with decadent semi-sweet chocolate custard and topped with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate. A chocolate lover's dream pie with homemade chocolate custard and whipped cream. www.modernhoney.com

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie made with decadent semi-sweet chocolate custard and topped with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword chocolate cream pie
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

Chocolate Custard Filling:

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate may use milk chocolate if you want a sweeter pie
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 2 cups Whole Milk

Whipped Cream:

Garnish:

  • Shaved Chocolate Bar

Instructions

  1. Place the chopped chocolate, butter, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and salt.
  3. Whisk in 1/2 cup of cold heavy cream until the mixture is smooth. Repeat with another 1/2 cup of the cream. Whisk in the egg yolks.
  4. Place the saucepan over medium heat, and gradually whisk in the whole milk.
  5. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Let boil for 1 minute.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture over the chocolate and butter.
  7. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is silky smooth.
  8. Place plastic wrap on surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming, and chill for 3-4 hours.
  9. Make pie crust and pre-bake according to directions here -- All-Butter Pie Crust Recipe. Let cool. Once cooled and chocolate custard has completely chilled and set-up, spread chocolate filling into pie crust.
  10. In a large mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Fold in powdered sugar and continue to beat until peaks form. Spread or pipe over chocolate custard.
  11. Sprinkle with grated chocolate bar.