Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pie # 49: Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

 This is another version of chocolate cream pie... except richer and creamier. If you're a chocolate-pie-lover, you need to make this pie. If you're more of a fruit pie person (like myself) make it anyway :)

Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie
from Ken Haedrich's Pie
(Printable version)

Graham Cracker Crust

2/3 cup sugar
4 large egg yolks
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 whipping cream
1/2 powdered sugar
Four 3-ounce packages of cream cheese (softened)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine regular sugar and egg yolks over a double boiler. Cook, whisking non-stop, until the mixture is thick and creamy. Scrape into medium-size bowl and let cool.

Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Beat the cream until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and beat briefly again. Refrigerate.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and creamy. Add vanilla and custard and beat until mixture is combined. Add chocolate and blend on low speed until evenly mixed. Fold in about half of the whipping cream.

Pour filling into pie shell and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.


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