Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chocolate Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream

I have gotten a little behind in my blog updates from the summer; I just had so much going on that I didn't really get a chance to update some of the delicious things I made over the summer.  I'm finally getting to post some of these great recipes I made for some folks over the summer and I'm so excited!  It seems like summer is birthday season, I know quite a few people that have birthdays over the summer months and I have been fortunate enough for them to request desserts from me!

This particular person LOVES pies; I don't know if there's a pie that he hasn't met or tried but two of his favorites are chocolate and coconut. Can you guess what I made for him???  That's right, a chocolate pie with fresh whipped cream and a coconut meringue pie with mounds of meringue (because in his eyes there can never be too much meringue)!

I have never made a chocolate or coconut pie, and I wanted these to be perfect, so when I knew his birthday was approaching I knew exactly who to ask for recipes and tips on making these pies.  There are some awesome cooks at my parent's church, I always looked forward to the potlucks growing up because those people didn't joke around when it came to food and they still don't, if I happen to be visiting my parents on a weekend the church is having a potluck I get so excited!  There are two ladies that are infamous for their desserts; everyone always looks forward to gobbling up their goodies so they were my "go to" people when it came to making these pies.  Their pies are always incredible, and not only are they delicious they are picture perfect every time!  My dad called one of the ladies and asked if she would be so kind to share her recipe and some pointers with me and she was more than willing to do so, so after getting the information from her I knew I was armed with a "no fail" recipe and some tips and I was ready to bake.  Thanks Ms. Vicki, the pies were great!

Both the chocolate and coconut meringue (recipe to come) turned out incredible.  The filling was perfectly silky, my fork just glided through it and it was full of so much flavor.  Everyone raved and raved about them, but most importantly the birthday boy approved not only of the taste but even the way they looked!

Chocolate Pie


1 Cup sugar

1 Pinch of salt

3 Tablespoons flour

3 Egg yolks

1 1/2 Cups PET Milk (1 Can)

1/2 Cup milk

3 Tabelspoons butter

1 Teaspoon vanilla

3 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1 Tabspoon Nestle Nesquick

In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients together.

Place a medium saucepan over low-medium heat and add the egg yolks and whisk, gradually add the milk and continue stirring the entire time (to ensure t here is no clumping).  Once ingredients are combined mix in the cocoa powder and stir until it's completely incorporated into the mixture.  Add the butter and vanilla and cook until thick, about 10 minutes or so. 

***If the mixture has not thickened to the desired consistency add more milk and flour. 

Pour the mixture into a prepared pie crust that has already been baked.  Let the pie set and cool and then top with fresh whipped cream. 

Pour the mixture in a baked pie shell and place in the refrigerator until set.  Top with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

For the whipped cream:
2 Cups heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar

Place cream and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip on high until stiffs peaks form, about 3 minutes.  Don't overwhip, the mixture will separate and look dry.

Recipe Source: Chocolate pie-A family friend, Ms. Vicki

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