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Cream Pie, Oh My

June 3, 2014

Cream Pie, Oh My

June 3, 2014

A slice of luscious chocolate, lemon, coconut, or fruity cream pie is the perfect ending to a casual summertime meal.

Two-Bite Chocolate Cream Pie

These dreamy little pies are a chocolate-lovers delight. Serve these indulgent treats at your summer gathering, family reunion, or girls’ night in.

Ingredients

  • Cooking-oil spray
  • About 30 chocolate cookies, such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers  
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • large eggs (1 separated)
  • 1/2 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 teaspoons Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup milk  
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 2 mini-muffin trays (12 muffin cups each) with cooking spray. In a food processor, whirl cookies into fine crumbs. Measure; return 1 1/2 cups crumbs to food processor, along with 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar, the salt, and 1 egg white. Pulse to blend evenly.
  2. Spoon 1 tbsp. crumb mixture into each muffin cup. Press crumbs over bottom and up sides of cups. Bake until set, 15 minutes.
  3. Put chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe container and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring often, until melted.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, the cornstarch, and 4 tsp. cocoa. Pour in a few tbsp. of the milk and whisk into a smooth paste; whisk in remaining milk. Transfer to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until thickened and large bubbles appear, about 3 minutes.
  5. Put reserved yolk and remaining egg into a medium bowl. Whisk in about 1/2 cup hot milk mixture. Scrape egg-milk mixture into milk mixture in pan and cook, whisking, until just starting to boil, about 30 seconds. Whisk in melted chocolate and butter.
  6. Spoon hot filling into chocolate shells. Press plastic wrap over surface of mini pies to prevent a skin from forming. Chill until set, at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.
  7. Remove pies from trays. Whisk cream with remaining 2 tbsp. sugar into soft peaks. Spoon a dollop of cream onto each mini pie. Dust pies with remaining cocoa.
  8. Note: Nutritional analysis is per pie.

Note:

Use a wine cork or a shot glass to press the crumbs into the tiny muffin cups.

Sunset

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