Mamma’s Chocolate Pie

Crust Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 sticks cold, unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Ice water
  • *2 Pillsbury All-Ready refrigerated pie crusts may be used instead.

Crust Directions:

This recipe makes 2 deep-dish 10-inch pie crusts.

  1. Mix baking powder, flour, and salt.
  2. Cut in VERY cold butter.
  3. Sprinkle in a little water, then the vinegar, then more water until it looks right.
  4. Divide dough in half.
  5. Roll out one ball of crust to fit into a deep-dish 10-inch pie pan.
  6. Place crust into pie pan and prick with a fork.
  7. Roll out and cut the remaining ball of crust into small circles, 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.
  8. Place circles on edge of crust to enlarge crust with a decorative edge. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool.
  10. Sprinkle remaining circles with sugar and place on a baking sheet and bake at 350° until golden brown.
  11. Cool.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups of half & half
  • 2/3 cup of plain flour
  • 6 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla

Filling Directions:

  1. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in half & half and then eggs with a whisk.
  3. Use a double boiler or a heat diffuser on the burner.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil.
  5. Cook and stir for one minute.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in butter and vanilla and pour into crust.
  8. Chill at least 2 hours.

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Milk chocolate chips

Topping Directions:

  1. Place whipping cream in chilled bowl.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla.
  3. Beat until stiff.
  4. Spread on top of pie.
  5. Top with sugar coated circles of crust.
  6. Sprinkle generously with chocolate chips.

*Please note: the photo above is not one of this particular chocolate pie, but it comes very close. I am crazy busy writing and couldn’t stop to make the pie to get a picture.