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The Best Chocolate Cream Pie

This recipe can be made in a 10″ tart pan with a removable bottom using the tart shell recipe for the base or it can be made in a 10″ pie plate using the Fool  Proof Pie Crust recipe as the base. The Tart shell is a Pate Sucre (basically a sugar cookie dough) so it is a bit sweeter than the pie crust will be.

Amazing Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
chilling time: 2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16
Calories: 405 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer
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Ingredients

1 10" Tart Shell or Pie Crust

Chocolate Pastry Cream

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 4 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temp
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Chocolate Cream Filling
  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, egg, 1/4 cup sugar, and cornstarch.

     In a saucepan, bring the milk and 1/4 cup sugar to a simmer; slowly pour 1/2 cup of the mixture into the eggs while whisky continuously, then whisk the egg-milk mixture into the rest of the milk in the saucepan.

    Cook the pastry cream over low heat, whisking constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes.

     Off the heat, whisk in the vanilla, dark chocolate and butter until melted. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours.

  3. Assemble Your Tart
  4. Whip the cream, sugar and vanilla to soft peaks. Fill your tart shell(s) with the chocolate cream and then pile them high with the whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate shavings or chopped chocolate if desired. Enjoy!
  5. Tip: If you are not eating your tarts right away (good luck resisting), you can brush the inside of the tart shell with melted chocolate to prevent it from getting soft
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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