chocolate pieNo need to add mint, or something marshmallowy, or anything fruity -- the simple deliciousness that is a chocolate pie should not be messed with. This recipe takes 15 minutes from start to finish so that in no time, you can sit back, relax, and eat yourself into a chocolate coma.


Chocolate Pie

Prep time: 5 minutes. Bake time: 10 minutes. Total time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Baked pie crust or purchased crumb crust, 9-inch

Directions:

  1. Mix cocoa and flour in top of a double boiler over hot water and whisk in about half of 1 cup of water, just enough to make a smooth paste.
  2. Blend in the sugar and the beaten egg yolks and add remaining water and milk. 
  3. Cook over low until the mixture is thick; add butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour into baked pie crust.
  5. Top with whipped cream or whipped topping, or use the egg whites to make a meringue.
  6. Chill thoroughly and serve.

Enjoy!


Photo via Pierre Guinoiseau/Flickr