You either ran this recipe before or I got it from Sunset, either way this pie is a chocoholic's dream! The only difference I made was to swap the milk for half and half in the filling and add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and some dissolved gelatin into the whipped cream to stabilize it. Oh and this pies makes 6 not 10 servings. We're dessert people.
Quite delicious! I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chips and they were perfect. Follow the directions exactly. The cream filling did not set up in the fridge as well as I had hoped, probably because I did not check the temperature and eyeballed it instead. Even still, it got rave reviews for taste alone.
It was soooooo delicious. The chocolate was not overwhelming and the crust was great. I went to four markets looking for the chocolate wafers to make the crust and it was worth the hunt. I will be making this pie a lot. Again, thanks for this recipe.
I agree with ItalianCook79 that is was a little work but worth it. Make sure to constantly stir the mixture after adding the eggs a lot. My crust was a little tough to get a fork through after sitting in the fridge. Overall, good and chocolaty.
Terrific pie! I made this for a church Christmas party. This was my first attempt at a chocolate cream pie from scratch. It was well worth the effort to follow directions closely, and it came out perfect. I followed some of the advice and combined bittersweet chocolate with semisweet. Good advice!
Had some problems but not with the recipe itself. First I tried to bring the first part of the filling recipe together by way of double-boiler which did not work well for me at all. Stick to the recipe. :) A slight boil and lots of whisking gave a great filling. To take the bitter edge off of the filling I did add about a half cup of milk chocolate. The from scratch whipped cream proves a good match for this because of the bitter chocolate. After the pie crust was filled (a store bought chocolate 9 inch cheesecake crust) there was around a cup and a half of the filling left. This filling recipe works great as a pudding as well.
This pie was amazing. It took a little work, but well worth it.