Chocolate Cream Pie

This is a simple pie to make that kids will surely love. The filling is made from scratch which means that it takes a little more effort than assembling the pie using a boxed filling. I think that you will find the extra preparation time well worth it as the texture and taste are much better than the boxed pudding recipes.

Credits

Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, copyright 1976.

Crust

One baked and cooled 9 inch pie shell.

Filling

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 one oz. squares unsweetened chocolate chopped

Topping

Whipped Cream

Instructions

Bake and cool a 9 in pie crust.

In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and salt; gradually stir in milk and chopped chocolate. Cook and stir over medium high heat till bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir a moderate amount hot mixture into yolks; immediately return to hot mixture; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Pour into cooled baked pie crust. Cool in refrigerator.

To prevent skin from forming on surface while cooling, put waxed paper directly on top of hot filling before placing in refrigerator.

Just prior to serving, top with whipped cream.

Chocolate Cream Pie Ingredients

These are the ingredients that you will need to make this recipe.

Filling

Sugar
Flour
Salt
Milk
Egg Yolks
Butter
Vanilla
Unsweetened Chocolate

Crust

One baked and cooled 9 inch pie shell.

Topping

Whipped Cream