Chocolate Cream Pie

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Why This Recipe Works

We wanted a voluptuously creamy chocolate cream pie recipe, with a well-balanced chocolate flavor somewhere between milkshake and melted candy bar. We also wanted our chocolate cream pie to have an easy-to-slice crust. A combination of semi...

Why This Recipe Works

We wanted a voluptuously creamy chocolate cream pie recipe, with a well-balanced chocolate flavor somewhere between milkshake and melted candy bar. We also wanted our chocolate cream pie to have an easy-to-slice crust. A combination of semisweet and unsweetened chocolate produced the ultimate rounded, intense chocolate flavor. Custard texture depended upon carefully pouring the egg yolk mixture into simmering half-and-half, then whisking in cold butter. After testing every type of cookie on the market, we hit on pulverized Oreos and a bit of melted butter for the tastiest, most tender, sliceable crumb crust.

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Diner PiesSeason 2, Ep. 222

Those cream-topped pies in the revolving case at the diner always look better than they taste. Chocolate cream pie can be thick and stodgy if too much starch is added, while Key lime pie can be loose ...