Easy Chocolate Cream Pie
Three Cheers for Chocolate Cream Pie! This chocolate cream pie recipe is worth cheering for and is likely to earn a permanent spot on your holiday dessert table this year once everyone tastes just what this recipe has to offer. You may not think of chocolate pie as a holiday dessert, but what's keeping it from being such? Chocolate is always a hit as far as desserts are concerned, and pies are a staple around any holiday table. So we say, make room for this delectable chocolate pie this year and add a new favorite pie recipe to your list of holiday classics!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 3 cups milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 1 chocolate cookie crust (purchased)
For the filling, in a medium saucepan combine flour and sugar. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; add chocolate chips and stir until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
Beat egg yolks with a fork. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot filling into the yolks.
Return all to saucepan; bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
Stir in butter and vanilla.
Pour the hot filling into cookie crust.
Chill pie in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Top with whipped topping before serving.
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