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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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