Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chocolate Dessert #188, Modified

...modified to make chocolate cream pie!

I've been complaining that this has been a cool summer. This week, we've had 2 days over 80 degrees. Still not hot, but warmer. So, I decided a no-bake dessert would be in order. Since all of my kids love chocolate cream pie, what could be better? Off to the chocolate dessert cookbook I sauntered, found this filling, and from thence evolved the pie.

CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE

1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust
filling:
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
2-1/2 cups milk
2 egg yolks

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (2 squares)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped cream topping

Make the pie crust and set aside (Paula, for your baby, you could likely combine 1/2 cup each ground rice chex and almonds with 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup butter to make a nice substitute for the graham cracker crumb crust), or just buy one, since they're all abo
ut the same. In a microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate. Whisk in the sugar, salt and cornstarch, then add the milk and egg yolks. Whisk well, and cook in the microwave for 7 to 9 minutes, whisking every 1 to 2 minutes, until the pudding thickens. Pour into the pie shell, then refrigerate until cooled. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles if you like, and serve. I believe mine lasted about 3 minutes after I took it out of the fridge, confirming my hunch that it would be a perfect hot weather dessert! (I thought the crust was too thick, but the kids like it that way.)

12 comments:

Channon said...

Oh no - thicker is ALWAYS better, and that's from a woman who hates pudding and jello...

Grace said...

when it comes to graham cracker crusts, thicker is definitely better. that's a gorgeous pie, no doubt about it.

Lakeland Jo said...

all I can do is lust from afar

The Blonde Duck said...

You made a PIE! I'm so proud!

monica said...

yummie! that's the word for it. 3minutes... what took them so long..?

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Mmmmmmmmm one of my favorite pies :) and with a graham cracker crust...It looks delicious :)

Mickle in NZ said...

If only Paula could transfer some of her extreme heat over to the N.E.

Another yummo dessert. How come you kids don't have weight problems?!

care and huggles, Michelle and a gently snooze-snoring Zebby

Mickle in NZ said...

You = your, Mickle should try proof reading a little more.

The square foot gardens are doing so well. Hope all the college kids appreciate the gardening work of Mom, Dad, Ryan, Mark and Thor.

My Folks picked the outer leaves from their spinach plants right over Summer. Often, after a harvest you couldn't tell where they had picked .... hope your green leafed veggies continue to do the same

Fed up sighs from Zebbycat - I'd better go to bed.... care and huggles, Michelle, xxx

Sue said...

I used to make chocolate-banana cream pie for my brother, It was his favorite and he could eat a whole one by himself. It's been years, but maybe I'll make one up this weekend.

Pam said...

It looks like a perfect hot weather dessert to me. I'd love the thick crust too.

noble pig said...

Are you like the best friend in the world helping Paula with your recipes for gluten free! And this pie, I am so, so making it tmorrow!

Pam said...

Yum!! I love chocolate cream pies, but I've never made one!