Chocolate Layer Pie

Recipe by love4culinary
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 Pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Crust
  • 1 12
    cups finely crushed chocolate cookies
  • 3
    tablespoons sugar
  • 13
    cup melted butter or 1/3 cup margarine
  • Cream Cheese Layer
  • 4
    ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon milk
  • 1
    (8 ounce) container whipped topping, divided
  • Chocolate Filling Layer
  • 13
    cup sugar
  • 3
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 12
    cups milk
  • 1
    tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 4
    ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • chocolate shavings (to garnish)
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine cookie crumbs, 3 Tbs sugar and melted butter.
  • Press firmly into 9 inch pie plate covering bottom and sides evenly.
  • Bake at 350° F for 10 minutes.
  • In a medium sized bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and 1 tbs milk in large bowl until smooth.
  • Gently stir in 1/2 of the whipped topping.
  • Spread on bottom of baked crust.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup sugar and the cornstarch.
  • Stir in the milk, chocolate, and 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Cook on medium stirring constantly until thickened and bubbling.
  • Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 additional minutes.
  • Remove 1 cup of mixture from pan.
  • Gradually stir the 1 cup of mixture into egg yolks.
  • Return mixture to saucepan; bring to boil.
  • Cook, stirring constantly for 2 additional minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Set pudding aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • Turn pie filling into pie pan on top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
  • Just before Serving spread remaining whipped toping over pudding layer, and garnish with shaved chocolate.
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