This is very easy to make, but I didn't find it wonderful--just good in a homey sort of way. We enjoyed the coffee and red pepper notes a lot. Did have to stick it in the freezer for a while to make it cut neatly after being in the fridge 4 hours. So yes, I recommend it as an easy family dessert. I wonder if an 8 inch pan might be better too, as the crust and filling seemed to be spread pretty thin?
This was amazing! Served it at a Mexican-themed dinner and it was a bit hit! The only thing I did differently was to whip up some real cream (never really cared for the frozen whipped topping). Also, I don't recommend taking a shortcut and buying a prepared graham cracker pie crust--you lose a lot of what makes it special by not having that cinnamon in the crust. It was a bit sloppy to cut on a humid evening, so next time I'll pop it in the freezer for an hour before serving.
Absolutely the best chocolate cream pie! I do not add thbe red pepper as my boys would not like the spice. I do add the caffeine and it really enhances the chocolate flavor.
I'm a big fan of cream pies and all things Mexican, so this recipe delighted me. It was also easy to make - graham cracker crusts aren't fussy. I made the recipe as written with the following exceptions: I used espresso powder, not espresso granules. I also substituted 1 cup soy milk and 3/4 cup half and half for the 2% milk and used semisweet chocolate instead of bittersweet. I also did a small spritz of canned whip cream on each slice when I served it instead of the whipped topping. It was delicious - the cinnamon and cayenne adding just the right touch.
I really liked this! It was perfectly sweet with just the right amount of kick. I was glad i bought extra chocolate, because i burned the first batch of filling. Make sure to watch your milk. I would make this again for anyone would doesn't mind a little spice.
Fairly easy and good. Very chocolate-y. Both kids and adults liked. There was a bit of a kick from the pepper that I didn't care for and will skip next time I make. I rarely give 4 stars so this is a good review for me.
This recipe is sooo delicious, I put it in the ffreezer and when I took it out the filling was like frapuccino ice cream, it was so delicious. Everybody loved it !
Very good. Definite keeper. I omitted the graham cracker on the whipped topping and instead sprinkled a little cinnamon, sugar and red pepper. Came out wonderful and the color contrast was gorgeous.
This is a great pie, easy to make and super yummy. I changed the crust a bit by using chocolate graham crackers. I'm a beginning cook and had no problem following this recipe!
I made this for Father's Day dinner because chocolate cream pie is my father's favorite, and next to chocolate with vanilla, chocolate with cinammon is one of my favorite combinations in the world! I would almost recommend making this the day before you want to serve it. I was worried the crust would get soggy so I made the pie the morning I wanted to serve it, but I think it tastes better today, after the crust has softened up a little bit overnight. The recipe is very easy to pull together, even if you are a novice at tempering eggs or making pudding.
Fantastic recipe. Definitely make the crust from scratch because the addition of cinnamon is wonderful. The chocolate pudding was rich and delicious and my guests were happy it was a cooking light recipe so they could have another piece! They heat wasn't over powering but you can tell that it's there with the slow burn in the back of your mouth. It's a show stopper for any dinner party. They best part is that you make it in the morning or the night before.
This was so easy to make and all my friends loved it. It's very delicious and it didn't feel like we were eating a low fat/calorie dessert. i took the easy way and just bought a pre-made graham cracker crust, but the rest on my own, i added a little more cayenne and i used instant coffee instead of the espresso.
This was delicious. Surprisingly so. I didn't put in the expresso. The cayenne wasn't noticeable.
I made this for Easter dinner and it was a big hit!