With its cookie crust, cool filling, and fluffy topping, who can say no to a slice of chocolate caramel cream pie? I should have taken advantage of Summer's glorious fruits, but honestly I prefer cream pies. Just writing the name makes my mouth water and entices images of pillowy whipped cream. The chocolate pudding filling is like a glossy pool, you can't resist diving in with your spoon.
As you can tell from my photo, patience is not one of my virtues. The pie needed more time to set, and although the flavor was pure, rich deliciousness, it was a tad soupy. To experiment with your own scrumptious pie, read more.
Chocolate Pie Crust Makes 1 pie. 1/4 cup sugar Makes 2 cups.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups whole milk
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (preferably 61 percent to 70 percent cacao), finely chopped
4 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Caramel Whipped Cream, recipe below
1 thick block bittersweet chocolate, room temperature, for garnish
1 tablespoon water
1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
Chocolate Pie Crust
Makes 1 pie.
1/4 cup sugar
Makes 2 cups.