Are you ready for your mind to be blown? I combined both my love of chocolate truffles and my boyfriend’s love of pie for a decadent dessert anyone can make! I’ll start off by giving you the basic recipe and you can make it your own by adding any number of toppings.
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Your favorite pie crust recipe (or a store bought crust if you like)
– 1 C. Heavy Cream
– 1 1/4 C. Chocolate Chips
– Pie Pan
– Med. Saucepan
– Big Spoon for Stirring
– Your favorite garnish (optional)
Start off by baking your pie crust. My favorite recipe is one I learned from Lisa over at 100daysofrealfood.com. She has a super easy method for making pie crust that I’ve adopted as my go to crust. Seriously, it’s so easy and no-fail, there’s no reason to purchase a store bought crust ever again.
While your crust is baking, slowly warm your heavy cream over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring it to a low simmer. You want it hot enough to melt your chocolate, but you don’t want it to boil. When you notice a little foam or tiny bubbles and some steam, turn the heat off. You’re done.
In a small mixing bowl, add your chocolate chips and pour the hot cream over the top of them. DO NOT STIR. Just leave it. Let it sit there for about five minutes without touching it. Step away and go make yourself a drink.
Seriously, everyone should have a drink while cooking. Pour yourself a glass of wine or mix up your favorite cocktail. I’m having some strawberry lemonade with gin.
After about five minutes has passed, your chocolate should be nice and melted. Go back and stir it until it is mixed up into a consistent texture and the cream is fully incorporated. When your crust is done baking, let it cool for about 10 minutes, and then pour that scrumptious melted chocolate in the crust.
I used a larger pie plate this time, and my filling is a little shallow, so I brushed some of the chocolate up the side of the crust to make it look fuller. Pop that baby in the fridge and let it chill for a couple of hours until it’s set.
When you’re ready to serve it, you can leave it as is or change the flavor by adding anything you like. Some tasty suggestions: Jam (I like raspberry), Lemon Curd, Chopped Nuts, Peanut Butter, a sprinkle of Cinnamon, whatever pleases your palate! There you have it, one stunning slice of pie!
I topped this one with a thin layer of raspberry jam. Notice the spoon push. You can’t serve Gordon Ramsay a plate without some sort of sauce and a spoon push.
That’s it! You’re done. Now get ready to bake away and impress all your friends. I’d love to hear how you make this recipe your own! Leave me a comment telling me what flavors you incorporated and share your photos on facebook!