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Chocolate Dream Pie

dreampieThis pie is filthy rich in flavour and melt-in-your-mouth dreamy. It takes a little while to put together, but it is very well worth it. Let me tell you, I am really excited to make it again.

There are two important dates coming up over the next few weeks: Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and Pi Day (March 14th, which is 3.14… also known as pi). I love making chocolate goodies for Valentine’s Day (more because I love chocolate than because my BFF likes it) and I always make a pie for Pi Day. I feel like this gem of a recipe is going to work for both of these celebrations.

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While I love making puns of recipe titles, this pie’s title is more truth than pun; it truly is a chocolate dream. After one taste you are bound to dream about this rich dessert. I know I can’t stop thinking about it.
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There are so many great songs about dreams that I made a big playlist with great dream songs. It’s long enough to last for a good majority of the preparation process, so enjoy!

And into the kitchen:

Chocolate Dream Pie

Makes 1 pie, good for about 8 people
(Borrowed from Once Upon A Chef)

Filling:

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crust:

  • 28 Nabisco Chocolate Wafers (or 1-1/2 cups finely crushed crumbs)*
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, grated or shaved
  1. For the filling, stir the sugar, cornstarch and salt together in medium saucepan. Add the milk and yolks and whisk everything together until smooth. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and whisk the mixture continuously until it thickens and sticks to the whisk, about 8 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the two kinds of chocolate, butter and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl and cover with saran wrap, making sure to press the saran down so that it touches the top of the mixture. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. For the crust, preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C). In a food processor, combine the wafers, sugar and softened butter. Pulse until all the wafers are fine crumbs. Press evenly into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake in the heated oven for 10 minutes. Cool completely before proceeding.
  4. When the filling has sat for an hour or two, pour it into the cooled crust. Cover the pie with saran wrap and return to the fridge to sit for 6 more hours.
  5. To make the Chantilly cream topping, whip together the cream, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread the topping onto the pie, sprinkle with bittersweet chocolate shavings and serve!

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One comment on “Chocolate Dream Pie

  1. anotherfoodieblogger
    February 6, 2016

    Mmmmm looks divine!

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