chocolate cream pie

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by marilyn, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. marilyn

    marilyn

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    I'm searching for a great chocolate cream pie with a great flaky crust. Any suggestions?
     
  2. zukerig

    zukerig

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    In saucepan, combine:

    1 cup white granulated sugar
    3 Tbsps EACH cornstarch & Dutch-processed cocoa powder
    1/4 tsp table salt

    Add 16 fl. oz. homogenized milk & 3 large well-beaten egg yolks (reserving whites to make meringue). Cook, stirring, over med. flame until mixture begins to thicken. Add judiciously small amount to egg yolks to temper; then return egg mixture to the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly with a heat-proof silicone spatula, until custard reaches consistency of a thick pudding. Remove pan from heat.

    Add 2 ounces softened sweet butter & 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract. Spoon the finished custard into a baked pie crust. Top with meringue, browning briefly under broiler.