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For crust
  • 1 1/3 - cups chocolate wafer crumbs (from about 26 cookies such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
  • 5 tablespoons - unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 - cup sugar
  • For filling
  • 2/3 - cup sugar
  • 1/4 - cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt
  • 4 - large egg yolks
  • 3 cups - whole milk
  • 5 - oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), melted
  • 2 - oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons - unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 - teaspoon vanilla
  • For topping
  • 3/4 - cup chilled heavy cream
  • 1 - tablespoon sugar
  • Directions:

    Make crust:

    Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together crumbs, butter, and sugar and press on bottom and up side of a 9-inch pie plate (1-quart capacity). Bake until crisp, about 15 minutes, and cool on a rack.

    Make filling:

    Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and yolks in a 3-quart heavy saucepan until combined well, then add milk in a stream, whisking. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking, then reduce heat and simmer while whisking, about 1 minute (filling will be thick).

    Force filling through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, then whisk in chocolates, butter, and vanilla. Cover surface of filling with a buttered round of wax paper and cool completely, about 2 hours.

    Spoon filling into crust and chill pie, loosely covered, at least 6 hours.

    Make topping:
    Just before serving, beat cream with sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until it just holds stiff peaks, then spoon on top of pie.

    Brief Description

    A beautiful pie that is great for entertaining - Epicurious.

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    Category:  Pies

    Cuisine:  Southern

    Prep Time: 8 hour(s)
    Cook Time: 20 min


    Pie (without topping) can be chilled up to 1 day.


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    April 8, 2017

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