Weeknight Chocolate Pie
In less than 15 minutes, you can have this super delicious pie chilling in the fridge and waiting for dessert time...
pre-cooked pie crust
Dash of salt
half and half
About 7 oz bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate
(I used a 66% cacao), chopped
Combine dry ingredients - sugar, cornstarch, and salt - in a medium sized saucepan.
Whisk together half and half and egg yolks in a medium sized bowl. Add to saucepan. Stir to combine.
Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly. Don't let it boil.
When the liquid thickens to a custard consistency and you can draw a line down the back of your spoon, remove the custard from the heat.
Add the chopped chocolate and the vanilla. Stir well. Use a spatula to fold all the chocolate into the custard.
Pour the chocolate custard into your prepared pie pan. Pour excess chocolate custard into small ramekins.
Cover the pie with plastic wrap and press down evenly over the top of the custard to smooth it out.
Chill for at least 3 hours. Serve with fresh whipped cream.