Thursday, May 12, 2011

Decadent Chocolate Pie

Rich and creamy is the best way to describe this delicious Chocolate Pie.   I made two versions, one in a large spring-form pan, the other as tartlets.   No matter which was you shape the crust, this will always be a hit!
Decadent Chocolate Pie

  • 1 1/2 C crushed chocolate cookies, either Oreo's or try Thin Mints for a twist on the taste
  • 3 T butter, melted
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1 T instant Espresso
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/3 C dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 T butter, cubes
Directions:   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   If using Oreo's, remove center filling and crush in a food processor.   Add melted butter and mix well.   Press cookie mixture into the bottom of your chosen pan and bake for 8 - 10 minutes.   Cool. 

In a large pot, add cream, sugar and flour, whisking well, over medium heat.   Before it gets too hot, add beaten eggs and whisk well so it doesn't scramble as it heats up to cook.   Stirring continually, cook for 15 minutes then remove from heat. 

Add chocolate and stir as it melts then add vanilla and stir to incorporate.   Finally, add the cubes of butter, mix well and pour into cooled cookie crust.   Refrigerate for an hour before serving to fully set.

Let stand at room temperature for 10 - 15 minutes before serving.   You can top with a dollop of whipped cream, fruit or mint.


RavieNomNoms said...

WOW chocolate comma!! That looks awesome!!!

Erin said...

These sound amazing!

Unknown said...

That looks wonderful.

Kate@Diethood said...

Definitely my kind of a chocolate dessert! Delish!

Kitchen Simmer said...

Just wonderful! I love chocolate so this recipe is my kind of dessert!

Amy said...

Oh wow...this does look decadent and delicious! The chocolate looks so silky and wonderful on that crunchy crust! I especially love the smaller verions :)!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I think I would use Thin Mints for the crust. I love chocolate and mint.

I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday, my weekly recipe link-up. I hope to see you there.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, yeah!!! So gorgeous and decadent! I never thought of using Thin Mints as a crust...outstanding idea...and I always have boxes of those in the freezer :)