“Step into a world of cherished memories and indulgent delights with Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Pie. This delectable creation is a tribute to the timeless tradition of handmade desserts that capture the heart and soul of family gatherings. Imagine a velvety chocolate filling, rich with the essence of cocoa and infused with a touch of nostalgia, nestled within a flaky, buttery pie crust. Topped with a cloud of whipped cream and a sprinkle of love, each bite is a journey back in time to the kitchen of a beloved grandmother, where every dish was crafted with care and love. Whether enjoyed as a treasured finale to Sunday dinners, a reminder of the joy of baking with loved ones, or a way to share the magic of family recipes with the next generation, Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Pie promises a culinary adventure that captures the essence of comfort, tradition, and the sweetness of life’s most cherished moments.”
Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Pie
½ c. cocoa
1/2 cup Flour or 1/4 c. cornstarch
3 egg yolks
1 c. sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp butter
1 Pre-baked pie crust
- Mix cocoa, cornstarch, beaten egg yolks; then sugar and salt, and add milk gradually, while stirring in a pot over med-high heat on your stovetop.
- Cook until thick, whisking it until smooth. Don’t stop stirring or leave the pot until it’s nice and thick like pudding.
- Cream Pies take some time to thicken, so stir for (10 min or until thickened). Using a heavy bottom pan really helps. Just keep it up until it thickens, add vanilla in after you take the pan off the heat and 1 Tbs of butter. Pour into a pre-baked pie shell. Put in the fridge to chill, and add whipped cream if you like. Or use the leftover egg whites for a meringue topping!
- Some people asked if you need to bake or freeze it… No, is the answer. It is an old-fashioned pudding. It thickens as you cook it. Cornstarch is a perfect gluten-free option.
- *If making a deep dish pie you may want to double the recipe to fill it to the top. But, use your own discretion and experiment!