Chocolate Cream Pie with Cookie Crust
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.