Chocolate Cream Pie

July 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm | Posted in Pies | 9 Comments

This is Chocolate Cream Pie done right! And, it couldn’t be easier! Forget the eggs, milk, and cream…this one has a secret ingredient. You can find the recipe and it’s secret ingredient here.

This Chocolate Cream Pie is luscious and creamy with great chocolate flavor. If you don’t believe me, ask my husband. He just had his second slice.

How did I get the pie right? First of all, I carefully followed the recipe. (That’s 2 cups of chocolate chips, not 2 bags of chocolate chips). Secondly, I adapted the crust and it worked great.

Chocolate Cookie Crust

  • 3/4 cup of chocolate cookie crumbs (I used Trader Joes Cats Cookies)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Press the mixture in a pie pan and baked it at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Allow the crust to cool to room temperature before adding the Chocolate Cream.

I liked it best covered in fresh whipped cream.

But it’s also good with just a dollop.

Really, it doesn’t matter how it’s dressed, this Chocolate Cream Pie tastes great.

told you so pie

July 10, 2008 at 12:45 am | Posted in Dessert, essay | 13 Comments

See, I told you so, I’m no good at pies. Case in point, this chocolate cream pie. Or, as my daughter described it, “frosting pie”.

Allow me to describe: the crust…too much butter, not enough cookie crumbs, too thin, too hard, not good! And the chocolate cream was way too rich. Kinda tasted like chocolate fudge, and not so good tasting. And take a closer look at how the chocolate cream never attached to the chocolate crust. Not good.

Trouble was, the online reviews for this recipe were incredible. I must have done something wrong. And as it turns out, I did do something wrong. Even worse, I did more than one thing wrong. Did I mention that I don’t do pies! I’m no good.

With our church’s Pie Contest on Saturday, I was hoping to try several pies this week. The thing is, I am not hoping for 1st or 2nd or 3rd place…my hope is that my pie will be eaten and not thrown into the garbage!

And besides that fact that pies are not my thing and I really really need the practice, the bay area has been suffering through a heat wave this week, so turning on the oven is just not an option. Did I mention that I don’t have air-conditioning? As I write it is 12:45am and my house is still 82 degrees. I get very cranky in the heat….and apparently pretty whiny too.

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