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Chocolate Cream Pie


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Ingredients

crust:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Filling:
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
6 egg yolks
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 cups milk
8 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 tsp vanilla
Topping:
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp confectioners sugar
Cocoa Puffs (the cereal)


crust


Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and egg yolk. Mix together flour and cocoa powder. Mix together butter and flour mixtures. Chill for 1 hour. Roll out and line tart pan. Bake weighted at 350 F for 10 - 15 mins.


Filling


Heat milk just until it starts to boil.


Mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Add egg yolks and mix.


Mix in a small amount of the hot milk to the yolk mixture. Then add yolk mix to hot milk. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add chocolate and vanilla. Mix until chocolate is melted. Using a very fine strainer...strain mixture. Pour into tart shell. Cover with plastic wrap making sure to push wrap onto the chocolate filling(prevents a hard skin from forming). Chill tart.


Topping


Whip together cream, vanilla, and sugar until light peaks form. Spread onto chilled tart. Sprinkle Cocoa Puffs on top


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Notes

I'm the pastry chef at a small hotel...this is one of my best selling desserts. I serve it with Godiva creme anglaise.

Sounds like the perfect Valentines Day desert

...and the Godiva creme anglaise??

Wow that looks great!

I will definitely have to try this one- presents beautifully and all that chocolate doesn't hurt it either ;-)

Wow this sounds really great! Cant wait to try it out as I love Chocholate :)

oh.. this is a cool photo - I'm going to have to try this on a "full moon" night. :) Thanks!

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