This rich, velvety chocolate cream filling pairs perfectly with my sweet butter crust! If you don’t have time to make a homemade pie crust, a store-bought crust will work too. Serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream. I have served this filling in a pre-made Oreo crust and the results were DIVINE! This chocolate pie will definitely become a family favorite!
- 3 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened baking chocolate
- 3 cups whole milk (divided)
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pre-bake a 9″ pie crust and cool. My Sweet Butter Crust recipe can be found at http://bakingandeggs.com/category/recipes/pies/. Combine chocolate and 2 cups of milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Stir together sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk 1 cup of milk into egg yolks and stir into sugar/flour mixture. Gradually add this mixture to the chocolate mixture. Cook over medium heat whisking constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir for one minute. Removed from heat and add vanilla and butter. Stir and pour into pre-baked pie shell. Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of pie to prevent a skin from forming. Cool and refrigerate until well chilled.