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 chocolate flavor even 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.
|Triple Chocolate Cream Pie|| |
- 2 cups finely ground chocolate cookie crumbs*
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (I like
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (about 1 + ⅓ cups)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pint heavy or whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 4 ounces chopped dark chocolate bar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Makethe crust by combining the cookie crumbs, cocoa powder andbutter 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 coolcompletely.
- 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 proofbowl. Pour the hot cream over top and allow to sit 3 minutes then whisk until smooth. Whisk in butter then egg, milk andvanilla.
- 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
andsugar 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.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
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