Chocolate Pudding Pie

Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe

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I remember the first time I made this Chocolate Pudding Pie; it was for a family gathering during the holiday season. I wanted to create something special that everyone would enjoy, and chocolate is always a crowd-pleaser. This recipe became an instant hit, and now it’s a family tradition that we look forward to every year.

This Chocolate Pudding Pie is incredibly rich and indulgent, perfect for any chocolate lover. The process is straightforward, but the result is a dessert that looks and tastes like it came from a fancy bakery. One thing I love about this recipe is its versatility. Sometimes I like to add a splash of espresso to the chocolate mixture to enhance the flavor. Other times, I’ll sprinkle some sea salt on top of the whipped cream for a delightful contrast.

If you’re looking to make this pie even more special, try using different types of chocolate. A mix of dark and milk chocolate can add a unique depth of flavor. You could also experiment with the crust. A graham cracker crust or an Oreo cookie crust can bring a fun twist to the traditional pie.

The real magic happens when you take that first bite. The creamy chocolate filling, combined with the light and fluffy whipped cream topping, is pure bliss. It’s a dessert that not only tastes amazing but also brings back fond memories of family, friends, and happy times together. I hope this Chocolate Pudding Pie becomes a favorite in your household, just as it has in mine.

How to Prepare the Chocolate Pudding Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 pie crust
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter (room temperature)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Heat the eggs over a double boiler until they reach 160°F, then remove from heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
  4. Brush the edges of the pie crust with heavy cream, add pie weights, and blind-bake for 15 minutes. Remove the weights, brush the crust with more heavy cream, and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Let the crust cool completely.
  5. Beat the cooled chocolate mixture with the butter until smooth.
  6. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream with the confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form, then gently fold it into the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  7. Pour the chocolate mixture into the baked pie crust, smoothing the top, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. For the topping, whip the heavy cream with confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form, then spread it over the chilled chocolate filling.

Making Chocolate Pudding Pie

FAQs:

Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate for the pudding pie?

Yes, you can substitute milk chocolate for dark chocolate, but keep in mind that it will result in a sweeter pie. Dark chocolate provides a richer flavor that balances well with the other ingredients.

How do I know when the pie crust is fully baked?

The pie crust is fully baked when it turns a golden brown color and feels firm to the touch. If you’re unsure, you can insert a toothpick into the crust; it should come out clean and dry.

What can I use if I don’t have pie weights for blind-baking?

If you don’t have pie weights, you can use dried beans, uncooked rice, or even clean pennies. These alternatives will help keep the crust from puffing up while baking.

Can I make the chocolate pudding pie ahead of time?

Absolutely! This pie can be made a day or two in advance. In fact, allowing it to chill overnight helps the flavors to meld and the texture to set properly.

How should I store leftovers of the chocolate pudding pie?

Leftovers should be covered with plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator. The pie will stay fresh for up to 4 days when properly stored.

Is it possible to freeze the chocolate pudding pie?

Yes, you can freeze the pie. After chilling the pie, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. It can be frozen for up to a month. Thaw it in the refrigerator before serving.

Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Try our delicious Chocolate Pudding Pie recipe, featuring a smooth chocolate filling and fluffy whipped cream topping.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Pie
Cuisine American
Servings 12
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pie crust

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until it becomes fluffy. Place the eggs over a double boiler and heat until they reach 160F. Remove from heat and mix in the chopped chocolate until smooth. Let it cool completely.
  • Prepare your pie crust by brushing the edges with heavy cream. Add pie weights and blind-bake for 15 minutes. Remove the weights, brush the crust with more heavy cream, and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Let it cool completely.
  • Combine the cooled chocolate mixture with the butter and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream with confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the baked pie crust and smooth the top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • For the topping, whip the heavy cream and confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the chilled chocolate filling.
Keyword chocolate

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