All the silky richness of the original recipe with a COOKED filling to guard against possible food poisoning associated with raw eggs.
- In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine the 1 cup whipping cream, chocolate pieces, butter and sugar.
- Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, till chocolate is melted.
- About 10 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat.
- Gradually stir about half of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks.
- Return egg mixture to saucepan.
- Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, till mixture is slightly thickened and almost bubbly-- 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from heat.
- Stir in whipping cream.
- Place saucepan in a bowl of ice water, stir occasionally till mixture stiffens and becomes hard to stir (20 minutes).
- Transfer chocolate mixture to a medium mixing bowl.
- Beat the cooled chocolate mixture with an electric mixer on Medium to High speed until light and fluffy 2 or 3 mins.
- Spread filling in a baked pastry shell.
- Cover and chill pie 4-5 hours or until set Best served within 24 hours, but will last 3-4 days if stored properly.
- Serve with whipped cream and a garnish with chocolate curls.
I've made this recipe over and over again. Each time it has gotten better and better. I'm posting again to share my new findings: I found that the recipe turns out even better if you don't over cook your mixture before adding the eggs. By not over cooking, you get a very silky texture.
I made this last year and it was wonderful. I am going to make it every year at Holidays. Not too sweet. All I can say is if you made it and it turned out wrong then maybe you should stick to frozen pies. It was the easiest pie to make! Yum. I used regular pie crust and one with oreo crust. Both were well liked. :)
Made this for my husband for Valentine's Day weekend. Unfortunately my pie wasn't so silky after having been refrigerated. I was looking for more of a mousse consistency and got a pretty hard, solid filling that I wasn't too thrilled about (the filling was beat until fluffy, as directed). While it still tasted good it wasn't what I was hoping for. I did swap the pie crust from a dough crust to a cookie crust and there were no complaints on that :). Good luck with the recipe!