Of course you know what holiday is next, right? Not St. Patty’s, but Pie Day. 3.14
For Pie Day 2017, I want to share on my favorite pies, but a pie that has been elusive for me. I’ve attempted many a chocolate cream pie. Until this recipe, they were all disasters or semi disasters.
A perfect chocolate pie is creamy, full of chocolate flavor, AND it holds its shape when it is cut and served on the plate. There are lots of chocolate cream pie recipes made with pudding. But that’s cheating, right? I like the thrill of making something from scratch, no packages involved.
I’ve made all sort of pies that just ooze and spread as soon as they are removed from the rest of the pie. Like they are just too lazy to participate in being a pie. *I mean a lot, A LOT, of pies like that.* So I was thrilled that this pie recipe hit all my requirements. Look at how well it is behaving.
I made this pie with a chocolate crust, but it was pretty dang rich and I think I would go for a plain crust next time. If you want a chocolate explosion, then go with a chocolate crust.
My favorite crust recipe is, of course, Grandma Lounsbery’s Recipe
If you need a pie to try this pie day, maybe the chocolate cream pie is your friend.
Recipe Source: King Arthur Flour Chocolate Cream Pie