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Quick and Easy

Classic Chocolate Cream Pie

Details

Timing
Timing
Total:
Prep:
10 Min.
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
1 pie

You can’t go wrong with a quick, easy (and no-bake!) classic chocolate cream pie recipe. Made with HERSHEY’S Cocoa that creates a creamy filling, this chocolate cream pie recipe can be whipped up in just half an hour. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or enjoying a midweek treat after dinner, this is the best Classic Chocolate Cream Pie you can get your hands on. Make this pie your own by customizing your toppings — we recommend whipped cream, fresh berries or a drizzle of homemade syrup.  Check out this Chocolate Magic Mousse Pie for another simple, no-bake dessert that tastes like you put in tons of effort.

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
    cornstarch
  • 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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