A chocolate lover’s dream come true with layers upon layers of bittersweet chocolate baked into a pie!
This is one of the easiest pies to make! It begins with blind baking a chocolate cookie crumb crust then filling it with chocolate ganache and giving it another turn in the oven.
The chocolate ganache is enriched with a pat of butter, an egg and a little milk. I also add extra cocoa powder to both the filling and the crust to bring out the bittersweet flavor further.
The filling is like the center of a dark chocolate truffle. Soft, dense and silky smooth.
To finish it off there’s a layer of chocolate whipped cream sprinkled with pieces of dark chocolate candy bar.
You can serve this heaven-sent pie at room temperature or chilled. I like it tons better chilled. The cold intensifies the chocolate flavor making it more pronounced and more delicious.
A chocolate lover's dream come true with layers upon layers of bittersweet chocolate baked into a pie!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Make the crust by combining the cookie crumbs, cocoa powder and butter with a fork until well combined. Add to a 9-inch pie pan and press into the bottom and up the sides. Chill 15 minutes. Bake 12 minutes then allow to cool completely.
- Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees F. For the filling heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles start to break the surface. Add the chocolate and cocoa powder to a medium heat proof bowl. Pour the hot cream over top and allow to sit 3 minutes then whisk until smooth. Whisk in butter then egg, milk and vanilla.
- Pour into pie crust and bake until the edges are set but the center is still a little jiggly about 26-30 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
- Meanwhile make the topping by whipping the cream, cocoa powder and sugar together on high speed until stiff peaks form. When you lift the beater the cream should stick to it without falling off. Store in refrigerator until pie has cooled.
- Top the cooled pie with the whipped cream and sprinkle the top with chopped chocolate. Serve at room temperature or chill. I prefer it chilled. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator 3 - 4 days.
*I use Goya Maria Cookies. You can find them in the cookie aisle in cylinder rolls or in the Spanish section of your supermarket. Chocolate Grahams are fine too.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
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