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Chocolate Pie Recipe

Chocolate Pie Recipe

I always make at least two pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Two of my holiday favorites include pumpkin pie and pecan pie. For Thanksgiving this year, my daughter asked me to make her a chocolate pie. As a chocolate lover myself who had never made a chocolate pie from scratch before, I granted her request. The homemade chocolate pie with a graham cracker crust was a definite success. In fact, I could not get a photo of the finished cooled pie because my family cut into the dessert too quickly!

Ingredients

Pie crust

  • 8 ounces of graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of butter

Pie filling

  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups of whole milk

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Crumb the graham crackers.
  3. Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the white sugar.
  4. Melt the butter.
  5. Pour the melted butter over the graham cracker mixture.
  6. Stir to combine.
  7. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and sides of a pie pan.
  8. Bake the pie crust for 10 minutes.
  9. Combine the cocoa powder, cornstarch, white sugar, salt, and vanilla in a medium sauce pan.
  10. Lightly beat the egg yolks.
  11. Stir the beaten egg yolks into the cocoa mixture.
  12. Place the sauce pan over medium heat.
  13. Slowly stir in the milk.
  14. Cook the pie filling until thickened. Stir continuously.
  15. Pour the hot filling into the pie crust.
  16. Allow the chocolate pie to set and cool.
  17. Refrigerate.
  18. Serve the chocolate pie cold with whipped cream.

Ingredients for Chocolate Pie Graham Cracker Crumbs and Sugar for Chocolate Pie

Adding Butter to the Chocolate Pie Crust Pressing the Crust in to the Pan for the Chocolate Pie

Baking the Crust for the Chocolate Pie Baked Crust for Chocolate Pie

Cocoa Powder for Chocolate Pie Cornstarch for Chocolate Pie

Sugar for Chocolate Pie Vanilla for Chocolate Pie

Egg Yolk for Chocolate Pie Adding the Milk to the Chocolate Pie Filling

Stirring the Chocolate Pie Filling Cooking the Chocolate Pie Filling

Finished Chocolate Pie Cutting the Chocolate Pie

Piece of Chocolate Pie

Image Credits

Chocolate Pie Recipe © 2017 Heather Johnson
Ingredients for Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Graham Cracker Crumbs and Sugar for Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Adding Butter to the Chocolate Pie Crust © 2017 Heather Johnson
Pressing the Crust in to the Pan for the Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Baking the Crust for the Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Baked Crust for Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cocoa Powder for Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cornstarch for Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Sugar for Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Vanilla for Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Egg Yolk for Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Adding the Milk to the Chocolate Pie Filling © 2017 Heather Johnson
Stirring the Chocolate Pie Filling © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cooking the Chocolate Pie Filling © 2017 Heather Johnson
Finished Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cutting the Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson
Piece of Chocolate Pie © 2017 Heather Johnson

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