Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

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  1. Note: For the best chocolate flavor and texture, we recommend either Callebaut semisweet and unsweetened chocolates or Hershey's Special Dark and Hershey's unsweetened chocolates. Do not combine the yolks and sugar in advance of making the filling-the sugar will begin to denature the yolks, and the finished cream will be pitted.
  2. 1. For the Crust: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade, process cookies with 15 one-second pulses, then let machine run until crumbs are uniformly fine, about 15 seconds. (Alternatively, place cookies in large zipper-lock plastic bag and crush with rolling pin.) Transfer crumbs to medium bowl, drizzle with butter, and use fingers to combine until butter is evenly distributed.
  3. 2. Pour crumbs into 9-inch Pyrex pie plate. Following illustration below, press crumbs evenly onto bottom and up sides of pie plate. Refrigerate lined pie plate 20 minutes to firm crumbs, then bake until crumbs are fragrant and set, about 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing filling.
  4. 3. For the Filling: (See illustrations below). Bring half-and-half, salt, and about 3 tablespoons sugar to simmer in medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally with wooden spoon to dissolve sugar. Stir together remaining sugar and cornstarch in small bowl, then sprinkle over yolks and whisk, scraping down sides of bowl, if necessary, until mixture is glossy and sugar has begun to dissolve, about 1 minute. Whisk yolks thoroughly in medium bowl until slightly thickened, about 30 seconds. When half-and-half reaches full simmer, drizzle about 1/2 cup hot half-and-half over yolks, whisking constantly to temper; then whisk egg yolk mixture into simmering half-and-half (mixture should thicken in about 30 seconds). Return to simmer, whisking constantly, until 3 or 4 bubbles burst on the surface and mixture is thickened and glossy, about 15 seconds longer.
  5. 4. Off heat, whisk in butter until incorporated; add chocolates and whisk until melted, scraping pan bottom with rubber spatula to fully incorporate. Stir in vanilla, then immediately pour filling into baked and cooled crust. Press plastic wrap directly on surface of filling and refrigerate pie until filling is cold and firm, about 3 hours.
  6. 5. For the Topping: Just before serving, beat cream, sugar, and vanilla in bowl of standing mixer on low speed until small bubbles form, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium; continue beating until beaters leave a trail, about 30 seconds more. Increase speed to high; continue beating until cream is smooth, thick, and nearly doubled in volume and forms soft peaks, about 20 seconds. Spread or pipe whipped cream over chilled pie filling. Cut pie into wedges and serve.
  7. Note: Forming the Crumb Crust
  8. Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Once the crumbs are in place, line the pan flush with a large square of plastic wrap, and use a spoon to smooth the crumbs into the curves and sides of the pan.
  9. Note: Making the Pastry Cream:
  10. 1. Add half cup simmering cream to the yolk mixture, stirring well to temper the yolks, and scraping down the sides of the bowl to incorporate.
  11. 2. Add the tempered eggs back into the simmering cream all at once, whisking vigorously with the other hand.
  12. 3. Bring the cream quickly back to a simmer, whisking vigorously.
  13. 4. Off heat, whisk in the cold butter, one piece at a time.
  14. 5. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk well to combine.
  15. 6. Pour the filling into the baked and cooled shell.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2630.86 Kcal (11015 kJ)
Calories from fat 985.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 109.48g 168%
Cholesterol 514.31mg 171%
Sodium 2305.81mg 96%
Potassium 232.57mg 5%
Total Carbs 391.93g 131%
Sugars 230.87g 923%
Dietary Fiber 7.46g 30%
Protein 36.78g 74%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 19mg 105%
Calcium 220.2mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 1255.17 Kcal (5255 kJ)
Calories from fat 470.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52.23g 168%
Cholesterol 245.37mg 171%
Sodium 1100.08mg 96%
Potassium 110.96mg 5%
Total Carbs 186.99g 131%
Sugars 110.15g 923%
Dietary Fiber 3.56g 30%
Protein 17.55g 74%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 9mg 105%
Calcium 105.1mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 60.9
  • 73

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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