Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chocolate Cream Pie

I told my friend that I would bring dessert. Since everybody loves chocolate, I decided to make chocolate cream pie this Thanksgiving. Grated chocolate,whipped cream and lots of chocolate syrup on top. I hear a big 'yaaaay' coming from Aria's room:)

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Graham Cracker Pie Shell;
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups graham-cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
In food processor combine crumbs, butter and oil. Be sure mixture is well blended.
If the mixture is so dry, add a few drops of water and press crumbs into pan, and bake for 8 minutes. Let stand on wire rack.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 tbsp cacao
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • grated dark chocolate for garnish
In a saucepan, heat the milk with sugar.
Whisk the egg yolks, the cornstarch, cacao and salt in a bowl.
Mix a little of the hot mixture into the egg yolks, beating rapidly to avoid cooking the yolks.
Pour the mixture into the saucepan and cook over moderate heat, whisking constantly, until very thick.

Remove from heat, and whisk in the unsweetened chocolate until smooth. Stir in butter and vanilla.
Pour filling into pie shell, and chill until set. Top with whipped topping, a little grated chocolate and drizzle chocolate syrup over it.

BTW, if you're hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, take a look at those tips. Even though you make a list of list, there might be something maybe you missed out on:)

Have a delightful Thanksgiving!


  1. MMMM....I love chocolate pie the same as you. Must have whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  2. I love chocolate cream pie. Actually anything chocolate.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Smiles to you.

  3. Yonca, you had me at CHOCOLATE.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  4. Yum,! Looks so good. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Yonca,
    That looks so good. Chocolate pie is the one pie I remember my mom making. Thanks for sharing. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take care.

  6. My 12 year old daughter has developed an interest in cooking. Yesterday, she made a chocolate cake from scratch, decorated with Hershey's kisses.
    She would LOVE to make this pie. But we'll have to be patient and eat the cake first. :)

  7. I have to say that if I hadn't eaten so much pie the last couple of days, I totally would be going to the store to get these ingredients! But I'll save this recipe for a rainy day. Looks so delish!! Hope you and yours had a totally wonderful Turkey Day...

  8. Yum, it sounds delicious but I think I gained at least a pound just reading the recipe. But this is the holiday season so who cares....another slice please.

  9. I got so caught up in the recipe I forgot what I was going to say. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  10. When I saw the title to this post I got excited.... I love Choc Cream Pie!! Thank you!!

  11. That looks awesome! Nice recipe - looks delicious.

    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. This pie sounds absolutely delicious! I'm sure it was a hit at Thanksgiving!

  13. You can't go wrong with chocolate cream pie!

  14. Hi Yonca! I haven't been here for a while I know, but it takes me forever to go through the list of follower updates, but I did notice you have been stopping by... Why did I come to your post with chocolate? Sigh... We all had way too many goodies this holiday, so I better back off before I explode! (Although I just made muffins tonight-not too many calories right? LOL!)

    I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and I will try to stop by more often.

  15. I had to tell you--I think I might make this for Christmas!

  16. Yummy!! I love chocolate cream pie and this receipe sounds sooo good. Sorry I haven't been around for a bit, have been a little under the weather.


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