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Black Bottom Vanilla Cream Pie with GingerSnap Crust

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"Yummy pie with an interesting crust!"

Serves 8-10 | Prep Time 20 min | Cook Time 8 min on stove top

Why I Love This Recipe

Delicious cream pie that is rich in taste.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 2/3 cups gingersnaps, finely ground
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups milk
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar


Prepare crumb crust.

Then Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan, whisking well to blend. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.

Place chopped chocolate in a small microwavable bowl and microwave on medium power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat. Stir and cook the chocolate 30 seconds more if necessary, or until smooth.

Remove 1 cup of custard from saucepan and stir into melted chocolate. Spread chocolate custard evenly in bottom of pie shell. Spoon the remaining vanilla custard on top of chocolate layer. Cover top of pie with a sheet of wax paper to prevent skin from forming. Chill the cream pie at least 3 hours or overnight.

To serve, whip cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff. Spoon or decoratively pipe whipped cream on top of pie.


Pairs Well With

Coffee or Tea

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