Total Time
55mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

Would you call this a retro dessert? This is the pie I remember eyeing the moment I walked into one of those old-fashioned diners. Give your children (or grandchildren) a taste of those "happy days" with this wonderful, simple-to-make dessert. Prep time does not include chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. With cooking spray, coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. In a medium bowl, mix crust ingredients; reserve 1 tablespoon crumb mixture for garnish. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom and sides of prepared pie plate. Bake until crust looks puffed and is set, 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  2. Filling: In bowl, whisk cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt; whisk in half-and-half. In saucepan, heat milk, sugar and chocolate over medium heat, stirring, to melt chocolate. Whisk in half-and-half mixture. Cook, whisking, until filling begins to bubble; cook, whisking, until very thick, 1 minute. Off heat, whisk in butter and vanilla. Spread in prepared crust; cover. Chill thoroughly, 4 hours.
  3. Topping: Whip cream, sugar, and vanilla. Spread over filling; sprinkle top with reserved crumb mixture.

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