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Chocolate Cream Pie

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chocolate_cream_pie.html

From EatingWell:  November/December 2012

Chocolate cream pie isn’t just a diner special—it’s the perfect dessert for any celebration. We love the added flair of chocolate curls on top, but a pretty dollop of whipped cream on each piece would look just as elegant.

10 servings | Active Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 4 hours (including 3 hours chilling time)

Ingredients

Crust

Filling

Topping

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. To prepare crust: Process chocolate wafers in a food processor until finely ground. Add oil and milk; pulse until combined. Using your hands, press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack.
  3. To prepare filling: Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large saucepan. Whisk milk and eggs in a medium bowl, then whisk into the sugar mixture. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until bubbles begin to form around the edges. Cook, stirring vigorously, for 2 minutes more. Strain through a sieve into a large bowl. Whisk in chocolate until completely melted.
  4. Pour the filling into the crust. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a “skin” from forming. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  5. To prepare topping & decorate pie: Just before serving, beat cream and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Smooth any lines on the pie’s surface with the back of a spoon. Spoon or pipe (with a pastry bag) 10 dollops of whipped cream around the edge of the pie. Garnish with chocolate curls.

Nutrition

Per serving : 309 Calories; 15 g Fat; 6 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 57 mg Cholesterol; 42 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 199 mg Sodium; 162 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

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