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Not Your Mama’s Chocolate Pie

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This isn’t your mama’s chocolate pie, but it just might be better.  More rich creamy chocolaty filling topped with a cream cheese whipped cream for the perfect chocolate treat!

slice of chocolate pudding pie topped with cream cheese whipped cream and chocolate chips

     A flaky pastry pie crust is filled with rich and creamy homemade chocolate pudding filling.  Then it is topped with a cream cheese whipped cream and a handful of chocolate shavings or chips to finish it off.  This pie is rich, creamy and full of chocolate flavor just like you would want it to be.  It’s not your mama’s chocolate pie, it’s better!

    To tell you the truth, I am not really the pie maker in the family.  MiMi plays that role on my side.

  My brother-in-law Anthony and my mother-in-law/Nana fill the role on my husband’s side.  I just can’t seem to make a pretty crimp on the pie crust.

   No matter what I do, it looks like uneven and unpretty.  I love all of the beautiful pies I see online, but I just don’t have the patience to make that beauty at home.

    Or maybe I just lack the skill.  Either way, I make pie crust like a grade school child.

    With Pi{e} Day coming up, I had to get over my fear.  After all, MiMi has been slacking on making things for the blog.

   I still need to figure out a good spot to take pictures at her house.  You would think it wouldn’t be that hard, but finding decent light and not too much distraction in the background is harder than it seems.

    All of those beautifully composed pictures you see on Pinterest likely took some poor blogger hours to set up and then they have to wait for just the right amount of diffused light.  Too much light washes the food out, too little makes dark pictures.

    Natural light is best, so you have to wait for just the right moment and hope you are set up with the right angle in the right window.  Even my simple little pictures take a hope and a prayer.

whipped cream topped chocolate pudding pie with slice missing

     Enough about all of that.  In the end, what really matters is how the food tastes and this pie tastes ah-mazing!

    It is a nod to the old fashioned chocolate pudding style pies, but so much better.  The chocolate filling is made on the stove top and is rich and delicious.

     It is also easy, which is always a bonus!  There is just a bit of coffee flavor mixed in to take the chocolate to the next level.

   You’d never pick it out as coffee, it just deepens the flavor profile and it doesn’t hurt the color either.

looking down on slice of chocolate pudding pie with stars of whipped cream and mini chocolate chips on top.

     Then there is the topping.  Mmmmmm, this topping.  There is no tub of whipped topping here.  Oh no!

    This is the good stuff.  It is a bit whipped cream and a bit cream cheese to make a soft, delicious, sumptuous topping that plays off the chocolate layer so nicely.

     It would be beautiful decorated with some big chocolate shavings, but I didn’t have a block of chocolate handy.  So, I whipped out the mini chocolate chips to give it a little pizzazz with no effort at all.

slice of pie on plate with creamy chocolate pudding and whipped cream piped on top with mini chocolate chips for garnish.

     I have to tell you that we were all sad when this was gone.   This jazzed up chocolate pie is definitely on the sort list of must be made again soon dishes.  Maybe we need to make our next food competition pie!

Yield: 12 Servings

Not Your Mama's Chocolate Pie

This isn’t your mama’s chocolate pie, but it just might be better. More rich creamy chocolaty filling topped with a cream cheese whipped cream for the perfect chocolate treat!

This isn’t your mama’s chocolate pie, but it just might be better.  More rich creamy chocolaty filling topped with a cream cheese whipped cream for the perfect chocolate treat!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

Pie

  • 1 pie crust
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • pinch of salt
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, as cold as possible

Instructions

  1. Roll out your pie dough and place it in a deep dish pie plate. Crimp edges and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° F. Remove chilled pie crust from refrigerator and prick the bottom of the crust. Cover with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dry beans. Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large saucepan, whisk together sugar, cocoa, flour, coffee and salt. Slowly add the evaporated milk, whisking well as you go to ensure no lumps. Whisk in the condensed milk as well. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring to a low boil and continue to stir frequently for 3 minutes. You should feel the mixture thicken. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Spread in prepared pie crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. Before serving, whip the cream cheese with your mixer until it is smooth and creamy. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well, being sure the scrape down the sides of the bowl. Slowly drizzle in super cold cream while beating cream cheese. Turn mixer to high and whip until stiff. Spread or pipe onto chilled pie filling.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 9g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Sunday 1st of December 2019

Hi Carlee can you please help the pie filling never thickened???

Carlee

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Oh no! The flour should thicken it while it cooks. I'm wondering if it didn't get hot enough. It really needs to be bubbling away for those three minutes and you should feel it thicken against the whisk as it does. It's much like thickening a gravy or sauce, only you obviously want it to get quite a bit thicker than that. I am so sorry it didn't work out for you. I hope you give it another chance as I've seen pictures of folks who have made it successfully and enjoyed it as much as we did.

Jan

Saturday 18th of March 2017

YOu're right.. this ain't my mama's chocolate pie! My mama had no chocolate pie recipe! haha! So this one will have to be my go to recipe! I can't wait to try it! thanks for sharing witih our Piday link up!

Carlee

Sunday 19th of March 2017

Oh man, well then I am glad I could share a chocolate pie with you! Because, well... chocolate and pie!! ;-)

Val

Saturday 18th of March 2017

Can't go wrong with chocolate pie! Thanks for sharing on the Pi Day Link Up Party!

Carlee

Sunday 19th of March 2017

Thanks, Val!

Val

Saturday 18th of March 2017

This looks delicious! Thanks for linking it up to our Pi Day Link Up Party!

Carlee

Sunday 19th of March 2017

Thank you!

Kim Lange | The Baking ChocolaTess

Thursday 16th of March 2017

I want! Looks like the perfect chocolate cream pie! <3

Carlee

Thursday 16th of March 2017

It is so good, I wish I could share a slice! Thank you!

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