Classic Chocolate Pie: A Silky Symphony of Decadence 🍫🥧

Embark on a journey of indulgence with our Classic Chocolate Pie—a timeless dessert that brings together the rich allure of velvety chocolate in a flaky, buttery crust. This pie is a celebration of simplicity and decadence, satisfying every chocolate lover’s craving with each silky bite. Whether served on special occasions or as a sweet treat to lift your spirits, this chocolate pie is a dessert masterpiece.

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate Filling:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

For Whipped Cream (Optional):

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Prepare the Pie Crust:

  1. Pulse Ingredients:
  • In a food processor, pulse together flour, sugar, and chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  1. Add Ice Water:
  • Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, pulsing until the dough just comes together.
  1. Form Dough:
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times until it forms a cohesive ball. Flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  1. Roll and Shape:
  • Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface and fit it into a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the edges and crimp as desired. Prick the bottom with a fork and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  1. Preheat and Blind Bake:
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line the pie crust with parchment paper and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. Blind bake for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and parchment, then bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the crust is golden. Allow to cool.

Prepare the Chocolate Filling:

  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In a saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  1. Combine Wet Ingredients:
  • Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Add the chopped chocolate.
  1. Heat Mixture:
  • Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is melted, and the mixture thickens.
  1. Temper Egg Yolks:
  • Gradually whisk a small amount of the hot chocolate mixture into the lightly beaten egg yolks to temper them. Then, whisk the egg yolks back into the saucepan.
  1. Cook Until Thickened:
  • Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the filling thickens. Remove from heat.
  1. Add Butter and Vanilla:
  • Stir in butter and vanilla extract until well combined. Let the chocolate filling cool slightly.

Assemble the Chocolate Pie:

  1. Pour Filling into Crust:
  • Pour the slightly cooled chocolate filling into the pre-baked pie crust.
  1. Chill:
  • Refrigerate the chocolate pie for at least 4 hours or until fully set.

Optional: Prepare Whipped Cream:

  1. Whip Cream:
  • In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve slices of the Classic Chocolate Pie with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Enjoy the luscious allure of our Classic Chocolate Pie—a dessert that embodies the essence of indulgence. From the flaky pie crust to the silky chocolate filling, each component works together to create a symphony of decadent flavor. This chocolate pie is a timeless treat that elevates any moment into a celebration, whether enjoyed on its own or adorned with a cloud of whipped cream.

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