Chocolate Cream Pie
Classic chocolate cream pie has long been a favorite dessert that's perfect to serve for any occasion.
1 (9 inch) baked pastry crust
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
4 egg yolks
2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sweetened whipped cream for accompaniment (optional)
- For Filling: In medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. In a medium bowl, beat milk and egg yolks until smooth. Gradually stir into sugar mixture. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Boil and stir for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate, butter and vanilla. Stir until melted.
- Pour into pie shell. Place plastic wrap over filling to prevent skin from forming and chill for several hours.
- Serve individual slices of pie with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.