Chocolate Cream Pie

November/December 2012

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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.

Chocolate Cream Pie

6 Reviews for Chocolate Cream Pie

Excellent Flavor, slow to set

I agree with earlier review - need to stir constantly with a whisk until mixture thickens. I also used 4 tbsp starch and added 2 tbsp Hersey's cocoa. We didn't wait until it was fully set, because it was already after 11:00 on New Year's Eve and the kids were itching to try it. Nobody cared that it fell apart. I also put sliced banana on the bottom and used a vanilla crumb crust. I highly recommend this pie, but Eating Well might want to explore the reasons why some people have difficulty with the pie setting. On another website, people suggested putting the pie in the freezer, saying it was still easy to cut.

Rich chocolate flavor and easy to make

This makes a very satisfying chocolate pie. The instructions about whisking ingredients over heat are poor. I kept whisking until the mixture tightened up. Have faith - it will eventually. Then whisk a minute or two longer. I did not bother to strain it.

easy to put together
Soupy; dissappointed

Just like the other reviews I followed the directions exactly and it came out horrible. The directions about cooking the egg mixture was unclear and although I knew it didn't look right I didnt want to mess up the directions so I followed it exactly and when I woke up in the morning the cake was like soup. I'm so dissappointed because I was looking forward to cooking this pie and now I not only wasted my time but ingredients as well. Live and learn I guess.

Sounds and looks good
Pie never firmed up.

The instructions were unclear about how to long to cook the filling. I probably cooked it at least 15-20 minutes, and refrigerated overnight. The pie also was soupy in the morning, just like the other reviewer. I double-checked my measurements and followed the recipe exactly.

had to throw the whole thing away

I followed all directions and refrigerated overnight, and in the morning the pie was soup. I thought it was very unclear about how long to stir the filling while cooking. There were bubbles around the edges during the whole process; not sure how long till it was supposed to be done.

SOUNDED good and easy!
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

My pie did the same thing,

My pie did the same thing, and I felt I cooked the filling quite awhile. Refrigerated overnight and had to throw it all away.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

I have to agree with you. I

I have to agree with you. I love all EatingWell recipes, but this is not looking like it will turn out. I still have some cooling time left..

Anonymous wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

I am sorry to read that your

I am sorry to read that your pie did not work and sorry that the instructions were not clear enough. The filling will also thicken visually as the bubbles appear around the edges; the amount of time it takes to get to this stage varies a lot depending on your stove and the temperature of your mixture. The bubbles should look more like it's boiling around the edges rather than just a little frothy from stirring the mixture; the mixture will be steaming and should start to feel thick as you stir.

I hope you give it another try and just go a little longer on the filling. We've had great feedback from other readers and think you will fall in love with how easy this recipe is with just one more try. Again, sorry to disappoint and thank you so much for letting us know about your experience.

Happy Baking,
Stacy Fraser
Test Kitchen Manager

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