17 1 / 2012
Chocolate fudge pie, need I say more?
If I must, let me tell you about this decadent dense chocolate layer covered with homemade whipped cream tucked inside a flaky pie crust (don’t judge me, but I used store bought).
I got the recipe from Cooking Light so I allowed myself to have two pieces. Then I decided to take the pie into work so I wouldn’t eat the whole thing by myself. It is that addicting!
Jordan said it reminded him of the pie from The Help. No, not THAT pie, not the one with Minnie’s secret ingredient in it that she made for Miss Hillly. Watching her eat the terrible awful pie is what I call sweet revenge. My pie doesn’t have Minnie’s secret ingredient, but it does have a few of my own.
I leave you with two bits of advice. 1. Make this pie. 2. Read The Help and then watch the movie.
Crust and Chocolate Fudge Layer:
1 homemade or store-bought pie crust
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/3 cup plus half & half (total of milk & half and half should equal 3/4 cup)
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
For the whipped cream:
1 cups heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
For topping (optional):
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa, shaved chocolate, or crumbled cookies
Preheat oven to 350°. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Fold edges under; flute. Place pie plate in freezer until ready to use.
Combine brown sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, and flour in a large bowl. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through eggs); stir with a whisk until well blended. Add milk mixture to brown sugar mixture; stir until combined.
Pour mixture into crust. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until just set. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Cover; chill at least 4 hours.
In a large bowl combine whipped cream ingredients, mix on high speed cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like.
Spread whipped cream on chocolate pie prior to serving. Garnish with cocoa, chocolate, or cookies (optional)
Source: adapted from Cooking Light