Mr. Food: Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

Mr. Food

Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 1 rolled refrigerated pie crust (from a 15-ounce package)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 pint (1 cup) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. Unroll pie crust and place in a 9-inch pie plate, pressing crust firmly into plate, then flute if desired. Bake pie shell according to package directions; let cool.
     
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into cooled pie crust and chill 1 hour.
     
  3. In a medium bowl, with an electric beater, combine heavy cream and confectioners' sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over pie, cover loosely, and chill 8 hours or overnight before serving.
Notes
  • You can use 2 cups whipped topping instead of whipping the cream with the confectioners' sugar.
     
  • To make this look extra special, just before serving, top with shaved chocolate or sprinkles.
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