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Quick and Easy

Classic Chocolate Cream Pie

Details

Time
6 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 pie

You can’t go wrong with a quick and easy chocolate cream pie. Made with HERSHEY’S cocoa to create a creamy filling, this chocolate cream pie recipe is a no-bake, classic dessert you can whip up in the kitchen. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or enjoying a midweek treat after dinner, this is the best chocolate cream pie recipe you can get your hands on. With a few simple ingredients mixed with HERSHEY’S chocolate cocoa powder, you can even top off your easy chocolate cream pie recipe with dollops of whipped cream. We have you covered on the, “how to make chocolate cream pie” dilemma, now all you have to do is add your special touches and share this decadent chocolate cream pie with all your favorite people.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
10 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
Chill Time
6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1
    pie crust 9-inch baked pastry shell or crumb crust, cooled
  • 1/2 cup
  • 3 cups
    milk
  • 1-1/3 cups
    sugar
  • 3 Tbsps
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsps
    corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup
    butter or margarine
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • sweetened whipped cream (optional)
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Step-By-Step Instructions

Equipment Needed 
sauce pan sauce pan
stove top stove top
mixing bowl mixing bowl
1

Prepare pastry shell; cool.

2

Combine chocolate and 2 cups milk in medium saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture boils. Remove from heat; set aside.

3

Stir together sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in medium bowl. Blend remaining 1 cup milk into egg yolks; stir into sugar mixture. Gradually add to chocolate mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.

4

Pour into prepared pastry shell; press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cool; refrigerate until well chilled. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

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