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Chocolate Pie

by Milisa on April 11, 2012


Chocolate Pie

I had a few spare minutes on Monday and there was actually a piece of pie left from our Sunday feast, so I thought I’d share it with you.

I can’t say that my life is ever boring.  I have been a little behind on my Kaycee Cutter orders, so I went and took care of those early this morning.  I got a few more orders while I was there so I finished them all up in time for lunch.  When I got home my husband was sorting cows and needed help.

Husband and wife sorting cows together is sometimes interesting, but we got it done.  I even rode a horse for a little ways. I’m not much of a rider, and it was with my husband’s saddle, so I couldn’t reach the stirrups.  Thank goodness for Shorty the horse being gentle.  I felt like he was looking at me in my tennis shoes thinking “Oh, come on lady”.   I didn’t fall off but the four wheeler seat is so much more comfortable!

Once we gathered the cows into the pen, we sorted.   Sorting means lots of running back and forth to open and shut the gate, so I feel like I worked off any calories I may have consumed from this here pie.  I would like to say it’s my monthly exercise quota, but I don’t think it actually works that way.

After working the cows, I came home and did some accounting, mainly because I am about out of time for tax season!  I made supper and had some time to relax on the deck while the little guy played golf in the yard.  All in all it was a good day and not the least bit boring.

Chocolate Pie


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 1/4 cups milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Baked pie shell
  • whipped cream for garnish

Cooking Directions:

In a large sauce pan combine sugar and cornstarch.  Whisk in about half of milk and place over medium heat.  As mixture heats, stir in remaining milk.  Bring mixture to a boil and cook 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and pour about 1 cup of mixture into egg yolks, stirring quickly.  Whisk egg mixture into pan and return to heat.  Return to a boil and cook, stirring constantly 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla, espresso and chocolate.  Stir until all combined and pour into pie shell.

Allow to cool on counter top for about 30 minutes, place in refrigerator and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Serve with whipped cream.



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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Willie April 11, 2012 at 10:45 am

Yum! Why didn’t I come up on Sunday again? Also, you can be sure Shorty was snickering to himself, and probably plotting against you!


Milisa April 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

Oh you know it, Shorty is probably still laughing! And I will make you a chocolate pie!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I haven’t tried chocolate pie, but it sounds super yummy!! Great idea!


carolinaheartstrings April 12, 2012 at 5:30 am

That looks just like the pie my mom used to make when I was a kid. I love it! Great picture.


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 12, 2012 at 8:30 am

All that sorting made it so you could eat more pie. My kind of day. :)


Sommer@ASpicyPerspective April 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Heavenly. Just heavenly. This has been a stressful week, I could use a whole pie of my own.

I’ve got a Cocktail Contest going on right now–Come over and link up your favorite beverages!!


Jersey Girl Cooks April 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm

This looks delish. you can not forget whipped cream on this pie :)


Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray April 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

This looks SO good. I mean, really, really good.


Desi April 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

For some reason, I can’t comment on your spice giveaway post! It says comments are closed! I’d love to enter to win :)


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