Rich Chocolate Pudding / Cream Pie Filling

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 6

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cups milk; heat until it's just about to boil.
  • While the milk/sugar is heating, combine the remaining ingredients (egg yolks, sugar, 1/4 c flour, cocoa, salt, 1/4 c milk) EXCEPT for butter and vanilla in a blender or mixer on low. The goal is to mix it absolutely smoothly without lumps, not add a bunch of air to it.
  • Combine the two mixes and return to the saucepan.
  • Adjust the heat to medium high and bring to a boil for five minutes, stirring constantly until thickened. (NOTE: It never takes me five minutes to get to this point.).
  • Remove from heat; immediately stir in 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Pour into (cooked) pie crust or pudding dishes and refrigerate.
  • Note: if you're using this for a pie, a beautiful meringue can easily be made with the three egg whites you'll have left over from this recipe. I'd suggest looking up #28458 and referring to those directions for how to create it -- remember to leave your crust with about ten minutes left to bake so that you don't burn it while toasting the meringue.
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