Servings: 10 to 12
Flaky crust? Check. Chocolate pudding? Check. Heaps of whipped cream? Check. A sprinkling of chocolate curls or shards on top makes a nice contrast to the whipped cream.
I've made this pie a few times, and it has come out perfectly delicious every one of them! It's definitely an old-school chocolate cream pie, very classic but not too rich. The flavors are excellent, and when I've shared it with others, they've gone back for seconds and thirds.
In the photograph both custard and whip cream looks firm. Not so when making. Cook the custard longer than it states, and I'm fairly certain the custard in the image has a stiffener in it. The recipe says to whip the cream to only medium peaks. I wouldn't recommend this either. The flavour was too mild for my taste and didn't hold it's shape even remotely. I wouldn't make this again. Might as well use a packaged pudding and coolwhip (which of course, I wouldn't, but) that would definitely have been an improvement on flavour, shape and presentation.
I have many recipe's for chocolate cream pie. Some get quite expensive with all the quality chocolate, some are vey time consuming using double boilers, some are fabulous for the first two bites but then you find yourself overwhelmed and slightly ill with how rich they are but this pie was quick and easy to make, all the ingredients are pantry staples and my family, including the in-laws loved it just as much as any of the other chocolate cream pies I have made. This one is going in the recipe binder.
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