This is a great make-ahead dessert as it needs to chill at least 4 hours.
1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Fold edges under; flute. Place pie plate in freezer until ready to use.
Combine brown sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, and flour in a large bowl. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through egg whites); stir with a whisk until well blended. Add milk mixture to brown sugar mixture; stir until combined.
Pour mixture into crust. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until just set. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Cover; chill at least 4 hours. Spread whipped topping evenly over filling; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cocoa, if desired.
Really, really good. Followed the recipe exactly and wouldnt change a thing. Put the Cool Whip on as it was served, and am betting this pie will be even better tomorrow since we didn't have the patience to let it chill completely. Tasty, easy, and sooo chocolately. Huge hit, great for summer. Yum! :D
EDIT: Now that I'm gluten free, I'm happy to report that this pie tweaks easily! Use Pillsbury Gluten Free crust, and replace the tablespoon of flour w/ 1/2 a tablespoon of corn starch and a little over a teaspoon of baking soda. Still insanely delicious and doesn't make my stomach explore. Hooray!
Very tasty pie. Used homemade pie crust, and topped with real whipped cream. My sister loved it! Ended up with a layer on the bottom that separated while cooking. I also used half unsweetened cocoa and half dutch process cocoa, it tasted rich and dark, people thought I put coffee in it. Needs to be served in a bit larger portions to satisfy a crowd because of it being light. My little sister had been asking for a pie like in the Help and she loved it!
I have made this twice and everyone always loves it. I don't have lowfat milk, so I used skim and added a tablespoon extra of butter. I also added a teaspoon of instant coffee and a 1/4 tsp cinnamon for a little extra interest. I sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and cut it into 10 slices. Love this pie.
I'm a chocoholic, this was delicious. Liking my desserts as rich as possible I used whole milk instead of 2%, cautiously doubled the butter to 2 Tbs, used 3 whole eggs instead of 2 eggs and 2 egg whites and beat my own sweetened heavy cream. It was quick and easy to make and hard to stay away from.