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Grammy’s Chocolate Cream Pie

December 13, 2009

When I was a child, on Christmas eve, my Grammy would come to our house with a tin of her homemade chocolate chip cookies, and a chocolate cream pie. We just couldn’t wait to rip into that tin of cookies and devour them, but Grammy would only let us have one each before dinner. The chocolate cream pie was off limits until we had eaten Christmas eve dinner.

While visiting my aunt and uncle recently, I had the great fortune to write down her wonderful recipe. This last Thanksgiving I made her recipe exactly as transcribed and it was definitely a hit. But, I am a tinkerer, and if I can infuse more chocolate flavor in to something then dog-gone-it I’m going to try! The original recipe called for a 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and I found that adding 2 Tbs. cocoa and upping the chocolate chip quantity to 3/4 cup adds the perfect chocolate flavor.

Grammy’s Chocolate Cream Pie

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp Cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups whole milk
2 eggs
1 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1 baked and cooled 9 inch pastry shell

In a saucepan mix sugar, flour, cocoa and salt. Add 1 cup of milk; mix until smooth. Bring to a boil on medium high, stirring briskly. Continue to stir and boil until smoothly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. With fork, beat eggs with remaining 1 cup milk. Gradually stir into hot mixture, then put back over heat. Bring to a boil, stirring, and boil until mixture thickens a bit more, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in butter, chocolate and vanilla. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into baked shell, chill. Spread with sweetened whipped cream. Garnish with shaved chocolate. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2012 1:44 am

    wow! Im lactose intolerant so this would probably kill me but I would definitely die happy hehe!! It looks amazing

    • robsfoodblog permalink*
      May 1, 2012 9:23 am

      Ha ha! Well, I usually only make it once a year for Thanksgiving, but you won’t be disappointed! So, take your Lactaid and enjoy!

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