Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

It is holiday season and my thoughts turn to pie and chocolate. What a great combination!  I began my search on the internet for the pie to match my wish, and I found it on the Hershey’s website. This pie is a very rich creamy pie with a wonderful chocolate flavor.

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Ingredients:

  • One 9-inch pie shell
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 T butter softened
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 2 cups (12 oz pkg.) Hershey’s special dark chocolate chips
  • Sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping (optional)

Directions:

  1. Bake pie shell according to shell directions., Let cool
  2. Stir together sugar, cornstarch, and salt in 2 quart saucepan. Combine egg yolks and milk with a pouring spout. Gradually blend milk mixture into sugar mixture.
  3. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly with a whisk, until mixture comes to a boil (will start to thicken). Boil and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  5. Add 1 and 3/4 cups dark chocolate chips; stir until chips are melted and mixture is well blended.
  6. Pour into prepared pie shell.
  7. Press plastic wrap onto filling.
  8. Refrigerate for several hours or until chilled and firm.
  9. Garnish with whipped cream and remaining chocolate chips

Serves 6 – 8

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