Thursday, August 16, 2012

Old Fashioned Chocolate Graham Cracker Pie

A simple pie, nothing fancy but always on the list for the Holiday pies come Thanksgiving. Yes a little early but try it first and don't wait for a reason. The kids love this one, it's a family favorite.


2/3 cup milk
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons butter
graham cracker pie (recipe for crust see below)
1 cup whipping cream whipped
2 tablespoons sugar
Make graham cracker crust:

2 cups graham crackers crushed, put through food processor till fine crumbs
1/3 cup butter melted
1 tablespoon sugar
pinch of cinnamon

Mix 1 1/2 cups of crumbs with butter, sugar and cinnamon. Reserve 1/2 cup for top.  Press into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate or a square 2 inch deep glass dish if you don't have one.

Bake for 5 minutes on 375 degree hot oven. Cool. Make filling.

Pudding:

Heat milk until it just begins to bubble around the edges (do not boil) in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.  Remove from heat, and quickly stir in chocolate chips until melted. Cool around 5 minutes.
Stir together cold water and cornstarch until mixed completely.
Mix with a whisk the cornstarch mixture, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and vanilla into chocolate mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute or until mixture thickens and is smooth.

Remove from heat, and stir in butter. Pour into crust. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

When pie is ready, beat the whipping cream until it becomes whipped cream adding around 2 tablespoons of sugar for sweetness.

Spread whipped cream evenly over pie filling, and sprinkle with reserved graham cracker crumbs.
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