This is my very favorite chocolate cream pie recipe. There's never any
left at the end of the night. :-)


* Exported from MasterCook *

Ghirardelli Chocolate Cream Pie

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Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 cups Whole Milk
1 1/2 cups Half and Half
6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1 cup Ghirardelli Ground Chocolate -- + 2 Tablespoons
6 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
6 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Pinch Salt
5 Egg Yolks
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
9 inch Baked Pie Shell
1/2 pint Heavy Cream
2 tablespoons Superfine Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Semisweet Chocolate Square

TRADITIONAL METHOD:

In double boiler, scald milk and half & half with butter. Blend Ground
Chocolate with sugar, cornstarch and salt. Using a wire whip, beat
chocolate mixture into hot milk. Stir constantly for 5 minutes, or until
filling begins to thicken. Mix a small amount of hot filling with egg
yolks, then pour yolks into filling. Continue cooking a few minutes,
stirring, until thick enough to hold a firm shape. Add vanilla. Pour into
baked pie shell. Chill several hours or overnight.

MICROWAVE METHOD:

In microwave at power level 6 or 7 (60-70% power), in 2-quart casserole,
scald milk and half & half with butter. Blend Ground Chocolate with sugar,
cornstarch and salt. Using a wire whisk, beat chocolate mixture into hot
milk. In a small bowl beat egg yolks until light, then beat into milk and
chocolate mixture. Continue cooking at power level 6 or 7 for approximately
8 minutes, beating thoroughly after each minute, or until thick enough to
hold a firm shape. Add vanilla, beating thoroughly. Pour into baked pie
shell. Chill several hours or overnight.

In a chilled bowl with chilled beaters, beat heavy cream with sugar until
very stiff. Spread over chocolate filling.

Using a vegetable peeler or sharp knife, make chocolate curls with
chocolate square and scatter over whipped cream.

Description:
"Adapted from Ghirardelli Original Chocolate Cookbook"
Yield:
"1 Pie"

NOTES :
There is no substitute for the Ghirardelli Ground Chocolate, and this pie
cannot be made successfully with cocoa.

It is very important to stir filling frequently while cooking, especially
near end of cooking. If the filling should become lumpy, quickly press
through fine sieve before pouring into pie shell.



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--
Wayne Boatwright
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Cats must commence biting their
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