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Chocolate Cream Pie

Yield 8 Servings
We can't decide what's better about this pie: its 5-star taste or its cost per serving. Or just the chocolate. That's good, too.

Ingredients

  • 9-inch baked Pastry Shell
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 564
  • fat 38 g
  • satfat 23 g
  • protein 8 g
  • carbohydrate 53 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 171 mg
  • sodium 458 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare crumb crust. Then combine first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan, whisking well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisk constantly for 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir in chocolate until smooth. Stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into pastry shell. Cover top of tart with wax paper. Chill at least 3 hours.

  3. Whip cream and sugar until stiff. Spoon on top of tart.