Dark chocolate pie
I love when one of my kids wants to bake, and I have a stash of easy recipes that they can do with just a little help from me. I’m more like a coach as they work their way through the recipe, and they get bragging rights when everyone loves their dessert. I kind of get bragging rights too, actually. I love telling everyone what an awesome job they did!
Sam thinks graham cracker crusts are great – after all, his very favorite pie in the world has a graham cracker crust. This dark chocolate pie was right up his alley and he did such a good job making it. It was as dark and decadent as a truffle, but in pie form, and definitely got two thumbs up from everyone. Way to go, my boy!
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Pie
(from Hershey’s Kitchens)
one pre-made graham cracker pie shell
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
4 egg yolks
3 c. milk, any fat content (We used nonfat milk and the pie was very thick and creamy.)
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 c. dark chocolate chips
whipped cream, optional for garnish
Stir together sugar, cornstarch, and salt in 2 quart saucepan. Combine egg yolks and milk in a separate bowl. Slowly pour milk mixture into sugar mixture and stir to mix. Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Add chocolate chips and stir until chips are melted and mixture is well blended.
Pour into graham cracker pie shell. Lightly lay a piece of plastic wrap on top of pie filling. Refrigerate several hours until chilled. Garnish with whipped cream before serving.