Chocolate Cream Pie from Gourmet.com

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F for baking crust.
  • 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.
  • Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and yolks in a 3-quart heavy saucepan until combined well,.
  • add milk in a stream, whisking.
  • Bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking, then reduce heat and simmer, whisking, 1 minute (filling will be thick).
  • 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.
  • poon filling into crust and chill pie, loosely covered, at least 6 hours.
  • For whipped cream.
  • 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.
  • Pie (without topping) can be chilled up to 1 day.
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