Blaine has a profound love for chocolate pie. He always has, and arguably always will, although I should make mention of the fact that the version of chocolate pie Blaine would arguably kill for is his late grandmother’s recipe. Blaine’s mom hasn’t yet given me the recipe, but one day, I would like to take a stab at making this coveted chocolate pie in hope of recreating it to match the wizardry of his grandmother.
While I sadly do not have possession of this chocolatey delicacy, I can, at least, provide you with an alternative to make some chocolate pie of your own. This recipe comes from thepioneerwoman.com.
1 whole pie crust, baked and cooled (or can use Oreo or graham cracker crust)
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
3 c. whole milk
4 whole egg yolks
6 1/2 oz. weight bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. butter
Whipped cream, for serving
- Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir or whisk together.
- Pour in milk and egg yolks, and whisk together.
- 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!) The second it starts to bubble and thicken (note: It should be thick like pudding!) remove it from the heat. Add the chocolate, vanilla, and butter, and stir until everything is beautifully combined.
- Pour the pudding into the pie crust (if there is extra, spoon it into small dishes) and place in the fridge to chill for 4 hours uncovered.
- Cut into slices and serve with whipped cream!” the recipe states.
It might not be Blaine’s grandmother’s recipe, but this one checks all of the boxes. Plus, chocolate pie isn’t an overly complicated dessert to create, and I can appreciate stress-free baking.
Enjoy, my friends.