Sunday, August 25, 2013

Betsy Davis' Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie from Betsy Davis was a mouth-watering dessert served at the June Historical League meeting.

Try this recipe as well as Chocolate Lovers Delight Pie on page 152 of Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
5 Tbs butter
2/3 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipping cream

Crust: Melt butter in a microwave safe dish.  Mix with the cookie crumbs until well blended.  Reserve 1 Tbs of crust mixture for topping later.  Press the rest into a 9" pie plate to form the crust and place in the refrigerator.

Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the 2/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt.
Whisk in the milk, stirring well. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until mixture begins to thicken, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Whisk in chocolate chips and vanilla until melted and well blended. Allow mixture to cool slightly.
Pour cooled mixture into the pie shell. Cool to room temperature and then chill for several hours.
Prior to serving, whip the cream and the remaining tablespoon of sugar in a medium bowl until soft peaks are formed. Spoon over the chocolate to form the topping.  Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
It's the evaporated milk that makes it killer :)