Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chocoholic's Chocolate Pie Recipe


    This recipe is for all of my fellow Chocoholics. It is the most delicious (and easy) homemade chocolate pie! The only chocolate pies I have ever made consisted of chocolate pudding and a graham cracker crust. But now that I have tasted this incredible pie I don't think I will ever go back to making those. The flavor is oh so chocolatey and amazing!!

   So let me tell you a little bit about this recipe: My younger son asked me to make this pie as a movie prop for a scene he was filming but after it was done baking and the smell of chocolate filled the house we decided to eat it. It was soooooooo goood! I had to go back to the store for another can of evaporated milk and make another pie the next day to replace the prop. Then you wanna know what we did after he finished filming the next day? We ate that one too. :D

Chocoholic's Chocolate Pie 

Ingredients:

1 refrigerated pie crust dough (there are usually 2 in the package, you will only need 1)
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons butter, melted.
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
whipped cream (optional)


Directions:

   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

   Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate and pinch edges. Prick the crust with a fork (to avoid bubbles). Bake empty crust for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.


   While pie is baking, prepare filling. Pour sugar and cocoa in a large bowl. Whisk together. Add in the melted butter, eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla and salt. Mix well until smooth. Pour into the pie crust shell.



   Cut strips of aluminum foil and cover the edges of the pie crust to avoid burning (or use pie crust shields). Place on middle oven rack and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until edges of filling is set but center is still a little jiggly. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!!!


















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