Thursday, August 16, 2012

Old Fashioned Chocolate Graham Cracker Pie

A simple pie, nothing fancy but always on the list for the Holiday pies come Thanksgiving. Yes a little early but try it first and don't wait for a reason. The kids love this one, it's a family favorite.

2/3 cup milk
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons butter
graham cracker pie (recipe for crust see below)
1 cup whipping cream whipped
2 tablespoons sugar
Make graham cracker crust:

2 cups graham crackers crushed, put through food processor till fine crumbs
1/3 cup butter melted
1 tablespoon sugar
pinch of cinnamon

Mix 1 1/2 cups of crumbs with butter, sugar and cinnamon. Reserve 1/2 cup for top.  Press into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate or a square 2 inch deep glass dish if you don't have one.

Bake for 5 minutes on 375 degree hot oven. Cool. Make filling.


Heat milk until it just begins to bubble around the edges (do not boil) in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.  Remove from heat, and quickly stir in chocolate chips until melted. Cool around 5 minutes.
Stir together cold water and cornstarch until mixed completely.
Mix with a whisk the cornstarch mixture, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and vanilla into chocolate mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute or until mixture thickens and is smooth.

Remove from heat, and stir in butter. Pour into crust. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

When pie is ready, beat the whipping cream until it becomes whipped cream adding around 2 tablespoons of sugar for sweetness.

Spread whipped cream evenly over pie filling, and sprinkle with reserved graham cracker crumbs.


Terry said...

This pie looks AMAZING! Pinning and can't wait to try!!

Katherines Corner said...

Oh this does look delish. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Hop. I featured you today xo