This is so good! This pie needs to chill about 8 hours before serving so make the day before or early in the day. Adapted from Southern Living Annual Recipes 2005. Chilling time is not included in the cook or prep time.
- 2⁄3 cup milk
- 3⁄4 cup semisweet chocolate morsel
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 (6 ounce) ready-made chocolate crumb crusts
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1 (1 5/8 ounce) milk chocolate candy bars, chopped
- Heat milk in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble around the edges (DO NOT BOIL).
- Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate morsels until melted.
- Cool slightly.
- Stir together cold water and cornstarch until dissolved.
- Whisk cornstarch mixture, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and vanilla into chocolate mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute or until mixture thickens and is smooth. Be careful not to overcook.
- Remove from heat and whisk in butter.
- Spoon mixture into pie crust.
- Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
- Beat whipping cream at high speed with a mixer until foamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
- Spread whipped cream evenly over pie filling.
- Sprinkle with pecans and candy bar pieces.
I cut this recipe out of the Southern Living magazine, but just got around to trying it. I made a homemade graham cracker crust in the microwave (I love this method) You know, after years of buying premade crusts, you forget how much better the homemade are. I will search Zaar and see if someone has posted the microwave recipe, if not, I will post. The pie filling was very easy to make and almost foolproof, the taste was rich and creamy. Mine only cooled for 4 hours, but sliced very nicely. Since the flavor comes from chocolate chips, I am thinking of trying butterscotch, peanut butter, etc. for a different treat. This is a great recipe.
Very rich and chocolaty! I made this for our Easter dinner dessert, and it was a hit. Thanks for sharing!
This recipe is a family favorite at our house. I make my own chocolate crust, use milk chocolate chips instead of semi and use chopped toasted walnuts instead of pecans. This is the perfect recipe for a nice thick, rich and creamy chocolate pie.