Saturday, February 5, 2011

Chocolate Silk Pie

Earlier this week I posted a recipe for an easy pie crust. And that pie crust is for this delicious chocolate silk pie. Yeah, it was pretty good! So, I'll just go ahead and get right to the recipe.

Chocolate Silk Pie

1 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey's Dark Chocolate would work well)
3 eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 unbaked (9 inch) deep-dish pie crust (frozen pie crusts would work just fine)
whipped topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place ungreased baking sheet in oven to preheat.
Place sugar and cocoa powder in large mixing bowl. Stir until just combined. Gradually add eggs, evaporated milk, melted butter and vanilla. Mix until blended, about 1 minute. Scrape bowl and mix again, whip until smooth and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
Pour into prepared crust. Place pie plate on baking sheet in oven and bake for 55-60 minutes OR until center puffs up and pie has set.
Cool completely on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.

I doubled this recipe and froze the second pie after it completely cooled. I'm saving it to take for a Super Bowl party tomorrow.
I baked both in the oven at the same time and upped the time to about 70 minutes. I did start out at 55 minutes, as every oven is different and checked the pies every 5-6 minutes. I felt like the pie didn't set in the middle when I was looking in the oven, but as it cooled, it did and it wasn't mushy or runny in the middle. It was a little warm when it was served and it was perfect!
It was a very chocolaty pie and good. And the whipped topping made it better. The crust was amazing and it was a very pretty pie. I hope you enjoy!

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