White Trash Chocolate Pie

Recipe by Pot Scrubber
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    eggs (you just need the yolks)
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 6
    tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 14
    cup hot water (I microwave it for 30 seconds in my measuring cup)
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla extract (yes... that is a TB not tsp)
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 1 12
  • 3
    tablespoons flour
  • 1
    unbaked pie shell (I like to use the Pillsbury unroll and bake pie crusts...)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat egg yolks with half of the sugar and the melted butter.(melt butter in the micro for about 20 seconds -- you don't want it to be too hot or it will cook the egg yolks when you add it).
  • Mix the other half of sugar with the cocoa and flour and add the 1/4 cup of scorching hot water. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
  • Combine the two mixtures and mix thoroughly.
  • Add vanilla and milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Don't get upset if mixture seems thin. It will set after baking.
  • Pour into an unbaked pie shell and cover the edges with foil or a pie ring to prevent the crust edges from browning excessively. Bake for 55-60 minutes at 325. It will still be a little "jiggly" bit it will set up nicely as it cools.
  • Let cool at room temperature for a couple of hours and then put it in the fridge for a couple of hours to cool good and proper.
  • Then -- serve well chilled with homemade whipped cream or just be white trash like me and use Cool Whip.
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