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Title: Chocolate Pie
Post by: BBNRules on January 30, 2014, 02:33:55 PM
This one has earned rave reviews for years.  It's rich, decadent, and intensely chocolate.  It makes 2 pies.

You will need:

2 Deep Pie crusts
8 oz. of Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate
2 sticks of butter
8 egg yolks
1 pint of Half and Half
4 cups of sugar
4 tbslps of flour
1 tsp of vanilla



In a double boiler, put the half/half, butter, and chocolate in and whisk slowly until it combines together, around 7 minutes.  Sift or combine the sugar and flour and add it to the chocolate mixture and continue whisking.  Beat the egg yolks and add them immediately.  If you take too much time and let the choclolate mixture get too hot to add eggs, take some out and temper the eggs and chocolate before adding them into the double boiler.  Slowly whisk for 10 to 13 minutes until the sugar dissolves and thickens a little bit.  It won't be super thick, just thicker than when it started.  Pour it into the pie crusts into a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.  When you take it out it will look like chocolate soup.  This is normal.  Let it rest on the counter for an hour, then refrigerate overnight.  If you make it in the morning, it should be OK by dinner time.  You can microwave it for 10 seconds before adding whipped cream (NO COOL WHIP!) and it's chocolate love.  I can't count the number of people that have said it was the best chocolate pie they have ever had.  This ain't no chocolate cream pie.  When you pick it up it's heavy (a sign that it's a good pie!)
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on January 30, 2014, 03:06:19 PM
Man, that sounds great. Going to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: BBNRules on January 30, 2014, 03:28:25 PM
One thing I want to stress.  I'm serious about the 10 seconds.  Depending on your microwave, more than that can turn the pie into ice cream topping.  Some people prefer it cold, I like it warmed just a bit.  You can go up to 15 seconds on lower wattage mic's but do it in small bursts and watch it closely.
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: TedEbear on February 01, 2014, 01:20:05 PM
I just finished making two of these and they are in the fridge, after their 1-hr cooldown on the counter.  Can't wait to taste this "low cal" dessert later this evening.   :)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/roadijeff/Food/P2010268_zps577928d8.jpg)

While I was waiting for the 1-hr cooldown to finish I looked up the calorie content of each ingredient.  Fat calories are in parenthesis.

2 Deep Pie crusts – 1440 (720)
8 oz. of Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate – 1440 (1120)
2 sticks of butter – 1600 (1600)
8 egg yolks – 480 (40)
1 pint of Half and Half – 640 (480)
4 cups of sugar – 3080 (0)
4 tbsp of flour – 125 (3)
1 tsp of vanilla – 12 (0)

Total calories - 8817 (3963)
Calories per slice (8 slices per pie) – 515 (248)

This doesn't take into account any whipped cream topping you may add.  Thanks for posting the recipe. 
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on February 01, 2014, 01:36:00 PM
 The more calories the better right? Just heading off to market when i saw this....
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on February 01, 2014, 03:24:12 PM
Pie's in the oven. I chopped the butter and chocolate into fine pieces. Doing this really expedited the melting proses. Dumped in the sugar/flour and whisked for 5 minutes. Felt I was a little warm to add the yokes so tempered. Did a taste test and very good. Wife taste tested and got an "OMG"  ;D ;D ;D. Going to be some good stuff. Thanks for sharing. Here is a photo before the oven. Time to come out... -10 minutes....

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m589/redjada/smoker/IMG_0531_zpsbae23a38.jpg) (http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/redjada/media/smoker/IMG_0531_zpsbae23a38.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: barbquebec on February 01, 2014, 03:39:45 PM
...gotta try this also... 8)
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: TedEbear on February 01, 2014, 08:43:13 PM
Here is a photo before the oven.

Looks like some hot bubbles there.  Did you use a double boiler to melt everything?  I did a Google search and saw how easy they were to make and did it that way.  I was concerned about the chocolate getting too hot before adding the egg yokes.  I don't think mine bubbled at all.

Mine should be ready to eat. Been in the fridge for over 7 hours but I'm waiting for my better half to get home from work shortly before cutting into things.  Just got back from the store with some whipped cream topping.  :)
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on February 02, 2014, 04:15:41 AM
Did use a double boiler. The batter only got warm, I think I may have whisked too hard causing air to get mixed in causing the air bubbles.
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: BBNRules on February 02, 2014, 08:15:52 AM
You guys are quick studies!!!  The completed pie looks exactly like it should.  I never calculated calories, but if it's ONLY 500 per slice I'm somewhat shocked, I thought it would have been much more.  After it sets up, microwave for 10-13 seconds and top with Redi-Whip and let the chocolate roll over the top of you.  LOL

I did this one year and I don't recommend anyone else doing it again.  My son's birthday cake for his 16th birthday.  We took two vanilla cakes and hollowed half of each inside.  We took at cooled pie and cut the edge crust off so it would fit INSIDE the cooled cakes. Then we put a butter cream icing on top.  WTH were we thinking?!?!?!  You slice the cake thinking it's just cake then you hit this wall of chocolate and something is amiss.  LMAO

Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: BBNRules on February 02, 2014, 08:20:45 AM
Looking forward to the review TedEBear.  I'm not a coffee drinker, but my old boss said that the pie takes on a whole new meaning with a cup of coffee. 
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on February 02, 2014, 11:38:41 AM
You guys are quick studies!!! , something is amiss.  LMAO

 Yep....  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on February 03, 2014, 03:40:52 PM
 Man, this is great stuff and I only had a quarter pie. ;D. Forgot the ready whip at the store but didn't miss it.... Thanks for sharing the recipe. Might try adding some peanut butter next time.
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: TedEbear on February 03, 2014, 06:21:03 PM
Our first pie is about gone, although I cannot keep from thinking about the 500+ calories as I'm putting a slice on the plate.  :)  My wife and I both think it's great.  I had been eating it cold but this afternoon I warmed a slice for 11 seconds in the microwave before adding Reddi-wip.  I wish there was a drool icon but it was really good when heated just a tad.

Apparently, the Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate I bought was a dark chocolate, although it didn't say that on the package.  My wife wants me to try our next batch with a milk chocolate and see how that comes out.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b355/roadijeff/Food/P2020273_zpse4b0f72d.jpg)
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: Snoopy on February 03, 2014, 10:56:33 PM
bookmarked, may have to wait till after the physical readiness test next month to make it though.
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: BBNRules on February 04, 2014, 03:55:38 AM
TedEBear, I don't know how you would make it with milk chocolate.  Milk chocolate has sugar in it already.  It would take trial and error in order to get the right balance in order to make it work.  My prediction is it will be too sweet and not as good as the unsweetened chocolate.  As far as adding peanut butter goes, you know when someone says something you don't want to hear and you cover your ears and go LA LA LA LA LA LA, well, I'm doing that now.  LOL  I could see making a peanut butter drizzle, or caramel for that matter, and putting some on top.  I wouldn't bake peanut butter in with the chocolate mixture.  I'm glad you guys liked it.  If you ever need a carrot cake recipe that is dynamite let me know.  I have 4 desserts that are my go-to's that I would put up there with anybody's:  Chocolate Pie, Chocolate chip cookies (they take 3 days to make), coconut cake, and a carrot cake. 
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on February 04, 2014, 02:59:26 PM
TedEBear, I don't know how you would make it with milk chocolate.  Milk chocolate has sugar in it already.  It would take trial and error in order to get the right balance in order to make it work.  My prediction is it will be too sweet and not as good as the unsweetened chocolate.  As far as adding peanut butter goes, you know when someone says something you don't want to hear and you cover your ears and go LA LA LA LA LA LA, well, I'm doing that now.  LOL  I could see making a peanut butter drizzle, or caramel for that matter, and putting some on top.  I wouldn't bake peanut butter in with the chocolate mixture.  I'm glad you guys liked it.  If you ever need a carrot cake recipe that is dynamite let me know.  I have 4 desserts that are my go-to's that I would put up there with anybody's:  Chocolate Pie, Chocolate chip cookies (they take 3 days to make), coconut cake, and a carrot cake.

 LOL, One thing you will learn here is that things get tweaked in some way, most of the time. ;D My two go to deserts are cheese cake and carrot cake. Since you didn't mention cheese cake, lets make some carrot cake.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: TedEbear on February 08, 2014, 04:30:28 PM
TedEBear, I don't know how you would make it with milk chocolate.  Milk chocolate has sugar in it already.  It would take trial and error in order to get the right balance in order to make it work.  My prediction is it will be too sweet and not as good as the unsweetened chocolate.

If we make our next pies with milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate I'll probably reduce the 4 cups of sugar in the recipe to 3 cups and adjust accordingly after I see how it turns out.  There is just one piece left of the two pies we made so I might be experimenting with the recipe variation this weekend.

I know people don't tend to like it when the original recipe for something gets tweaked.  My wife said before I went to the store and bought the ingredients for our first pies to not get dark chocolate.  It didn't say it was dark chocolate on the package but she liked it enough anyway to have eaten about 1/2 of what we made. I guess I wouldn't be earning any bonus points if I told you that she likes Cool Whip topping on it more than whipped cream.   ;D
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: BBNRules on February 08, 2014, 05:44:58 PM
TedeBear, it's all good man.  I don't mind when people tweak anything I put out there.  There is no criticism on what people like or don't like.  The chocolate isn't dark per se (it's not 60% cocoa I don't think).  It's more about appearance than cocoa percentage.  Unsweetened is just that...no sugar added. It's too bitter to eat with any enjoyment...in fact, it's very bitter. Bittersweet is more like a Special Dark chocolate...it's not as sweet as milk chocolate, but it's still enjoyable.  I would probably leave out all the sugar if you're using milk chocolate, it's already in there.  Now you could do the math and use 4 oz of baker's chocolate and 2 cups of sugar 4 eggs etc and add the same volume of milk chocolate and you'd be in business.  Once you measure them both together, you'll know how much milk choc to add if you go 100%.  Regarding the Cool Whip issue, I just don't have words for that..........................  :)
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on December 23, 2014, 11:34:45 AM
Making this today for Christmas eve. So good just I thought I would bump it for the new people...
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: tailfeathers on December 23, 2014, 07:58:26 PM
Bookmarked as well. And BBN, if you are of a mind, coconut cake is SHMBO's favorite so if you ever have a notion to post another of your "go-to" recipes please make it that one!
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: WoodlawnSmoker on December 24, 2014, 11:15:45 AM
Oooh, first time seeing for me, looks good.  Think I'll try this on New Years day.
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: RedJada on December 24, 2014, 12:23:11 PM
 Got two in my fridge right now. Just waiting to dig in.....
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: dave01 on December 24, 2014, 02:44:46 PM
now thats a pie
Title: Re: Chocolate Pie
Post by: LindaKaufman on April 01, 2019, 06:57:44 AM
I always use my grandmother's recipe for making chocolate cake, I use this recipe https://club.cooking/recipe/chocolate-meringue-pie/. It always reminds me of my childhood