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Bittersweet Chocolate Cream Pie

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Tags: comfort food, entertaining, family

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 hours
  • Servings: 8 to 10

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 prepared single piecrust
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Shaved chocolate

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Directions

In a medium heavy saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and salt. Whisk in the milk. Cook over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened to the consistency of pudding, stirring constantly. Strain the custard into a bowl. Stir in the butter and vanilla until butter is melted.

In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth. Fold one-fourth of the chocolate into the custard, then fold in the remaining chocolate. Spoon the filling into the piecrust. Chill for at least 2 hours or until set. Before serving, top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.