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Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

8:53 AM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

serves 6

Chilling Time: 9 hr

Cooking Time: 15 min

What You'll Need:
1 rolled refrigerated pie crust (from a 15-ounce package)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups cold milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 pint (1 cup) heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

What To Do:
1. Bake the pie shell according to package directions in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate; let cool.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into pie crust and chill 1 hour.

3. In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, combine heavy cream and confectioners' sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over pie, cover loosely, and chill 8 hours or overnight before serving.

Notes:
*You can substitute 2 cups whipped topping for the homemade whipped cream.
*To make this look extra special, just before serving, top with shaved chocolate or sprinkles.

You can really look like a baking whiz by baking your own easy-as-pie No Roll Pie Crust.

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