Chocolate Cream Pie with Peppermint Whipped Cream
By ohioeggs Desserts, Holiday Baking
November 24, 2015
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Yields: 8 Servings
1 Basic Baked Piecrust, cooled
Crushed peppermint candies, Chocolate shavings (optional)
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Peppermint Whipped Cream:
Beat egg yolks well in medium bowl; gradually stir in half and half until blended.
Mix sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt in large heavy saucepan. Gradually stir in egg mixture until blended.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 12 minutes. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat immediately. Stir in chocolate, butter and vanilla.
Pour into crust. Press piece of plastic wrap onto surface of filling to prevent “skin” from forming. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours or overnight.
To serve: fold peppermint candies into whipped cream. Spread over filling. Garnish with additional crushed peppermint candies and chocolate shavings, if desired.
Impress your guests with this rich and creamy chocolate pie dressed up for the holiday season – peppermint whipped cream, crushed peppermint candies, and chocolate shavings!
Check for bubbles: It’s hard to see the first signs of boiling when stirring constantly. When you begin to feel a heavier drag on the spoon, start lifting the spoon up occasionally to check if any large bubbles are bursting at the top of the mixture. Keep cooking and stirring until large bubbles appear. Then boil and stir for 1 minute.