Still not done with your annual holiday get-t0gethers? Or maybe you're hosting a post-busy-holiday party? Make this your family's first indulgence in a sweet treat this year. This super decadent and chocolate-y pie will delight family and friends.
Makes 1 (9-inch) round pie
Here's what you'll need:
For the pie crust 1 1/4 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs (from about 12 pieces chocolate sandwich cookies, cream filling not included) 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
For the filling 1 egg, beaten 1 cup fresh milk 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch, sifted 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, cubed 1 teaspoon vanilla whipped cream topping and semisweet chocolate chips for garnish
1 Make the pie crust: Combine cookie crumbs with melted butter or margarine. Mix well. Press crumbs firmly onto a 9-inch glass pie plate or round pan lined with aluminium foil. Chill in the freezer for 1 hour.
2 Make the filling: In a bowl, combine beaten egg and milk; mix well. In a small saucepan, mix together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly add milk mixture to cornstarch mixture in the pan, whisking continuously until smooth.
3 Cook combined mixtures over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, just until it comes to a boil, about 4 to 6 minutes.
4 Lower the heat. Add chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla. Keep stirring until mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared crust.
5 Freeze for 6 hours or overnight. When pie is ready, top with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate chips.
Crusty Tip: Here's a nifty idea: Use the back of a measuring cup to press cookie crumbs onto your pie plate.
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Photography by Patrick Martires | Styling by Elaine P. Lim