Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This a wonderful pie. I is chocolaty but not super sweet. I do alter this recipe a bit when I make it and I add a tablespoon of dark cocoa but it may be too much chocolate for some people. This pie makes me stop everything and just enjoy the bite whenever I eat it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F for baking crust.
  2. Stir together crumbs, butter, and sugar and press on bottom and up side of a 9-inch pie plate (1-quart capacity). Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes, and cool on a rack.
  3. Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and yolks in a 3-quart heavy saucepan until combined well,.
  4. add milk in a stream, whisking.
  5. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking, then reduce heat and simmer, whisking, 1 minute (filling will be thick).
  6. orce filling through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, then whisk in chocolates, butter, and vanilla. Cover surface of filling with a buttered round of wax paper and cool completely, about 2 hours.
  7. poon filling into crust and chill pie, loosely covered, at least 6 hours.
  8. For whipped cream.
  9. Just before serving, beat cream with sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until it just holds stiff peaks, then spoon on top of pie.
  10. Pie (without topping) can be chilled up to 1 day.