Creamy Cocoa Cream Pie

I have been so busy working on the sewing table redo and the rest of the craft room that dessert yesterday had to be something I could make pretty quickly. I almost always have a ball of pastry in the freezer for just such an occasion and took advantage of it to make this pie.  If you are not a fan of pastry you could always make this in a graham crust pie shell or any other favourite pie crust!

This dessert is deliciously creamy and chocolatey and is made from ingredients you likely already have on hand.  This filling, in a prebaked crust will keep your sweet tooth very happy! Note: Dillon is not a fan of pie crust… of any kind… but he damn near inhaled the little bit leftover filling that wouldn’t fit in the pie crust lol!

This is an old recipe but it turns out great every time…. just make sure to stir… and stir… and stir until the filling is thickened lol!

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Sandie

Here is the picture of “most” of the ingredients I used lol…. I forgot to add the salt to the picture and didn’t include the prebaked pie crust because it was already in the oven!

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I measured and poured all the ingredients, other than the pie crust of course, into a fairly large pot….

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And whisked it all together while it was on the stove on medium high heat.

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I kept it cooking on medium high heat, whisking the whole time, until the mixture thickened.  This took about 10 to 15 minutes of pretty much constant stirring.

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I poured the mixture into my prebaked pie shell and then covered and refrigerated it until it was time for dessert, at least 2 hours.

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When it came time for dessert I sliced it and topped it with a dollop of whipped cream and a few mini chocolate chips!  There was nothing left on the plate in a very short period of time lol!

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Recipe

Creamy Cocoa Cream Pie

Preparation Time: 5 minutes  Cooking Time: 10 – 15 minutes  Servings: 6 – 8

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked 9″ pie shell
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

  1. Prebake pie shell and set aside
  2. In large pot add remaining ingredients.
  3. Over medium high heat, whisk ingredients together in pot.
  4. Continue whisking, still on medium high heat, until mixture thickens.  About 10 – 15 minutes.
  5. Once thickened, pour mixture into prepared pie shell.
  6. Refrigerate covered until ready to eat, about 2 hours.


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