If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, try semi-sweet chocolate. Enter your email address and get all of our updates sent to your inbox the moment they're posted. He would request that it be made just the way he liked it: Graham cracker crust and chocolate pudding center, with mile-high whipped cream on top. Yes? Chocolate Chess Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe - (4.4/5) We’re so glad you enjoyed it. Bake at 350º for 8 minutes and cool before filling) 8 ounces soft cream cheese This will prevent a film from forming on top. Add melted butter and combine. For the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a bowl. Photo © 2016, 9 whole graham crackers, preferably chocolate, broken into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces, 5 tablespoons (2 1/2 oz) unsalted butter, cut into 5 pieces and softened, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or 3 tablespoons (37 grams) coconut sugar, 6 tablespoons (3 oz) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch (12 mm) pieces and chilled, 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (preferably 60%), chopped fine, plus more for garnish if desired, 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine, 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or granulated sugar, Pastéis de Nata ~ Portuguese Custard Tarts. Reply Michelle November 19, 2014 at 11:53 am. Process with metal blade until finely pulverized. It’s an adult riff on the classic milk chocolate cream pie of our childhoods. To make it even more visually appealing, a tablespoon or two of chocolate graham cracker crumbs or chocolate shavings sprinkled on the whipped cream topping will do the job. Set aside about 1-2 tablespoons of crumbs to garnish the top of your pie, … I don’t, and I find the chocolate crackers are even sweeter than the regular ones, so no sugar is necessary. You can use a graham cracker crust, which is what we love best as it balances out the richness of the chocolate filling quite nicely. Toss until all of the crumbs are evenly coated in butter. Just like the Olympics, Leite's Culinaria produces nothing but golden recipes! Place crackers in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. It still boasts a silken filling but with a more intense and complex chocolate presence. Be aware that if you use a different brand, it may contain different amounts of sugar and, hence, affect the overall taste of the pie. 1 package Graham Crackers, approximately 9 crackers 1/2 cup Pecans 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar 6 tablespoons Butter, melted. Sprinkle the mixture into a 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Beat confectioners' sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; mix in melted [Diane gave the recipe as-is a rating of 4, but with her changes, which we heartily embrace, she gave it a rating of 5.–ed.]. As always, love your work. Yes, Alanna! Super-mom, blogger , and author of numerous cookbooks, Kelly adopted a gluten-, dairy-, and refined-sugar-free diet almost a decade ago to deal with a multitude of serious health issues in her family. at a little restaurant in a shopping center near my home. It stands to reason they would base it on a previous recipe (that, incidentally, many folks have told us is the best chocolate cream pie they’ve ever experienced). UNITS: US. You may have overheated your half and half mixture when preparing the filling. If using … Coarsely break crackers and place in the food processor. If you like it, you’re sure to love my rich chocolate graham cracker pie crust! Key Lime Chia Cheesecake. Ok, Ok, so this isn’t a beautiful deep, dark brown chocolate crust. Still, since we have more of a “cream” tooth than “sweet” tooth here and I know from experience how less sugar unleashes the flavor of the main ingredient (here, chocolate), this is my next pie for #PieDayFriday as soon as the stone fruits are gone. This dark chocolate cream pie made with bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate was carefully concocted to rely on less sugar than the typical chocolate cream pie of our childhood. Once you pour the pie in the filling, cover the surface with plastic wrap. Have a picture you'd like to add to your comment? amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_title = "Pie Baking Equipment"; Increase the speed to high and whip until soft peaks form, 1 to 3 minutes. The richness of the chocolate, the creaminess of the pudding, and the use of chocolate graham crackers all serve to bring a level of decadence to the pie without the extra calories and carbs from sugar. Stir or whisk together. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie ~ A decadent dessert that pairs rich and creamy dark chocolate with tart raspberries in a flaky crust. The knowledgeable folks at America’s Test Kitchen, who are the creative geniuses behind this dark chocolate cream pie recipe, divulged their favorite chocolates to use in this recipe. Slowly whisk the warm 1/2 cup half-and-half mixture into the yolk mixture to temper it (this simply means you’re gradually adding the warm liquid to the eggs rather than dumping it in all at once, which ensures the eggs don’t curdle from the heat), and then slowly whisk the tempered yolk mixture into half-and-half mixture remaining in the pan. Pour the mixture into a 8-9 inch pie … Always a fan of texture, I especially love the crunchy and toasty graham cracker crust underneath the silky and smooth chocolate pudding layer. This German Chocolate Pecan Pie combines the classic pecan pie recipe (made without corn syrup) with the amazing flavors of German chocolate! Talk about a dream pie. Mix and pat in pie plate. A more adult-friendly and spectacularly satisfying rendition of a classic.Â, Adapted from America's Test Kitchen | Naturally Sweet | America's Test Kitchen, 2016, Dark chocolate cream pie. • Some graham cracker crusts add sugar to the crumbs. Spread whipped cream over the pie. For a Homemade Graham Cracker Crust: If you’re making your crust from scratch, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a large bowl. Process the graham crackers in a food processor to fine, even crumbs, 30 to 60 seconds. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; Hmmm … looks a whole like another America’s Test Kitchen recipe, just less sugar. Bake for 10 minutes and then remove from oven and set aside. This pie is also really good in a graham cracker crust. As you’ll see above, this recipe, too, is from America’s Test Kitchen but is found in their recent cookbook that’s dedicated to home cooks seeking to reduce their sugar intake without sacrificing their sweet tooth. Perfect for chocolate lovers, this … I loved this dessert and could never persuade those guys to give me the recipe. Chocoholics will love this improvement on my regular graham cracker pie crust. Pour into a 9-inch pie plate, using the bottom of a measuring cup to press the crust evenly and firmly into the bottom and … And it still contains an intensely chocolate presence, although in place of milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate there’s bittersweet and unsweetened chocolate for a particularly grown-up goodness. If using granulated sugar, do not grind it. Scatter butter over top and pulse until mixture resemble coarse sand, 15 to 20 pulses. Then whisk in the bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, and vanilla and keep whisking until the chocolate is melted, making sure to scrape the bottom and corners of the pan with rubber spatula. • You can also buy  pre-made graham cracker crusts. Stir in the melted butter until evenly mixed. Thanks, Kenzie. Remove from the heat. This was easily one of the most delicious recipes I've made all year, and I can't wait to make it again for either a holiday or office event! This German Chocolate Pecan Pie is made in a homemade graham cracker crust, and is rich, sweet, and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert (or … In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Originally published August 20, 2016.–Renee Schettler Rossi. 2 packages/4-serving size each chocolate or chocolate fudge instant pudding 1 container/8 ounces whipped topping (thawed) 1 prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust or graham cracker crust (9-inch) I am always skeptical of recipes that are not similar to anything I've ever done before, and this Dark Chocolate Cream Pie was the same story. And finally, an extra thick Oreo cookie crust. Do not to walk away from the stove or stop stirring the egg and milk mixture once it is on the heat, because it comes together quite quickly. Attach it below. The graham crackers are crushed into fine crumbs and combined with cocoa powder, brown sugar and butter to make a chocolate crust with a wonderfully crisp texture. But honestly, chocolate mousse pie is very simple to make. Yum. To make this pie Christmasy, try adding a touch of peppermint extract to the filling. You only ever want to have it at a simmer, not a boil. Then tell us. LA Times. This will require a few pulses in the food processor or a few seconds mixing by hand in a bowl. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; When I saw this I thought, let’s add some brewed espresso coffee (2 T) to the chocolate cream and put it on a Toll House cookie crust and see what it tastes like. Let us know what you think. Add graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; Diane, what a lovely memory!!!!!! Cocoa powder has a strong bittersweet chocolate flavor and dominates the mild flavor of the graham crackers, giving the crust a very good chocolate flavor and a deep cocoa color. Slice and serve. Recipe by Dienia B. Bake the crust for 8 minutes. It is a perfect, highly satisfying dessert for those who want or need to reduce their sugar intake. We love pie. Sometimes, looks can be deceiving! If using coconut sugar, grind it in a spice grinder until fine and powdery, about 1 minute. Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch in medium bowl until well combined. I used Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate and Dagoba Unsweetened Chocolate (100% Cacao). This pie features a chocolate graham cracker crust, rich and silky chocolate mousse filling, fresh whipped cream, and a sprinkling of chocolate shavings. 2. Notes & tips for this Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart: You can use any kind of cookie crumbs to make the base (graham cracker, digestive, Oreo, etc). Have you tried this recipe? Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. You made our day, our week, our month! 4 ounces Cream Cheese, let sit at room temperature to soften 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar 1/2 cup Cool Whip 1 (3.6 oz) package Dark Chocolate Pudding Mix (I used Godiva brand) Given what you said, I think you’ll really like this pie, which has a quite complex chocolate flavor from the reduced sugar, yes, but also the use of bittersweet and unsweetened chocolates in tandem. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Second, a homemade, fool-proof salted caramel sauce you won’t have to worry about burning. Bake for about 8-10 minutes at 350°F (175°C). This recipe delivers everything that's promised in the description. Alternately, you can use a pastry crust, a chocolate graham cracker crust, or even an Oreo crust. That is to say, I love pie. Be the first on your block to be in the know.  Using a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whip cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt on medium-low speed until foamy, about 1 minute. That is often the culprit behind separation. It still contains a buttery crumb crust although in place of the cloyingly sweet Oreo crust there’s one made from crumbled chocolate graham crackers. The crust came together quicker than I expected and must be the easiest crust I've ever made. Press the crumb dough into a 9-inch(23cm) diameter pie pan, spreading them evenly over the bottom and sides. Do you prefer info delivered in a neat, easy-to-digest (pun intended) form? Prepare the graham cracker pie crust in a 9-inch baking dish. I can assure you the taste of this Keto Chocolate Cookie Pie Crust is just as chocolately as if it was dark brown! The best bittersweet chocolate, they say, is Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Premium Baking Bar. Mix the ingredients together well and then press down on the bottom and sides of the pan. Bring the half-and-half and salt to a gentle simmer in medium saucepan over medium heat. In a large bowl, combine the pudding and milks and set aside. Prepare graham cracker crumbs by one of two methods: 1. If desired, sprinkle with some bittersweet chocolate shavings made by pulling a vegetable peeler along a bar of chocolate you’ve stashed in the fridge. Using the bottom of measuring cup, press crumbs firmly into even layer on bottom and sides of pie plate. amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; Safe and spectacular travels! INGREDIENTS Nutrition. Add to the mixture in the food processor and blend until combined into the dough. When I started on the filling, for some reason I thought it would be more complicated than I made it out to be. Then enter your email address for our weekly newsletter. Although my crust did crumble when cut, it does not take away from the taste one bit. Many thanks. What kinds of pie crust can I use? Can I freeze to travel to vacation pre-whipped cream? 1 graham cracker crust (or homemade version with 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar and 6 tablespoons melted butter. They tend to be more solid than home made ones and hold their shape better, but they also tend to be higher in fat and include preservatives. How to Make Chocolate Graham Cracker Pie Crust, • If the chocolate graham crackers are too rich a flavor for the pie you’re making, try my. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; Press the mixture in the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Chocolate cream pie recipe to serve two, made in a mini 6" pie plate. The advantage is that you can buy some and keep them in the cupboard for when you need a pie in a hurry. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; Chocolate Cream Pie is a lot easier to make than you might think! Email the grocery list for this recipe to: Adjust the oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325°F (163°C). But the recipe in my trusty Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book simply calls for replacing the graham cracker crumbs with crushed chocolate wafers. READY IN: 10mins. The base of this recipe is my Keto Graham Cracker Crust. It sounds like a fancy chocolate dessert. Time for Kelly Brozyna’s Paleo Chocolate Pie + Raw Graham Cracker Crust! Whisk in the chilled butter, several pieces at a time, until completely incorporated. If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #LeitesCulinaria. Stir over medium heat until the mixture just barely comes to a boil and becomes thick, about 6-8 minutes (maybe less, maybe more; just watch it!) amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "piechef-20"; This freezes very well. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in a microwave oven, about 1 minute. Hate tons of emails? YIELD: 1 pie crust. It was delicious but the butter separated from the “pudding” and floated to the top of the pie. Chocoholics will love this improvement on my regular graham cracker pie crust. Return the pot to medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thick and glossy, 2 to 3 minutes. If you like a limier flavor, add a teaspoon of lime zest to … 11 People talking Join In Now Join the conversation! Pour into pie plate and use your hands to press to form crust. I’m having a backyard thing later today and two of these pies are on the dessert table along with a little rum-flavored whipped cream. Bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Bake until the crust is fragrant and set, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating the pie plate once halfway through baking. This is exactly why we do what we do. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, cinnamon, and sugar in a bowl. Their preferred brand of unsweetened chocolate is Hershey’s Unsweetened Baking Bar. I grew up in Hawaii eating a chocolate/coffee cream pie on a toll house cookie crust. You’ll want to wait to whip the cream until you get to your vacation location for best results. Love to hear what you think! Pairing it with a buttery graham cracker pie crust makes for the best chocolate pie. Yes, Mary, that should work fine. amzn_assoc_linkid = "08fe2a6d2b5c3dc30fd331888f5cde5e"; Copyright © 2008-2020 by Travel Info Exchange, Inc. All rights reserved. This has made my Memorial Day. Now when I was growing up, the favorite pie of my Dad’s was chocolate pie. Pour in milk and egg yolks, and whisk together. 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