Posted: 5/12/2013 3:46:47 PM
I really like the pie. I plan on making it again today. I just wanted to read the reviews on it, since I didn't read them before I made the pie the 1st time. The reason I looked at the reviews is because I was wondering if I could add powdered sugar to the whipping cream. I'm glad I looked at the reviews , cause it gave me more ideas about making it. all in all I loved it. I didn't eat all day so that I could have more pieces of the pie without feeling guilty. He- he
Posted: 9/21/2009 5:30:24 PM
This is a very fun and easy pie to make. My 5 children really enjoy it!!
Posted: 9/25/2008 9:56:17 AM
I haven't made this pie yet, but in reading the recipe and the reviews I can see why people had problems with the filling thickening. The procedure is wrong. Cornstarch mixtures have to boil for at least 1 full minute to activate the thickening properties of the cornstarch. The proper procedure would be to blend the cornstarch, sugar, salt and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, for 1 full minute. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Add a small amount of the hot mixture to the beaten egg yolks to temper them, then add the egg yolks back into the pudding. The mixture will be hot enough to cook the egg yolks without further cooking. Transfer to a bowl and allow it cool to room temp. Beat the cream cheese until soft and creamy. When mixture is cool, add it to the cream cheese and blend well. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture and spoon into the baked pie shell. I would definitely add 1 tablespoon or so of powdered sugar to the remaining whipped cream and whip a little more until stiff. To intensify the chocolate flavor, I would replace 1/2 of the milk with cold coffee, or add a tablespoon of instant coffee to the milk. If you like a really dark chocolate flavor, add 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the cornstarch sugar mixture.
Posted: 9/1/2008 4:19:52 PM
My family loved this chocolate pie and it didn't last long.
Posted: 8/14/2008 11:57:06 AM
With a few modifications, this pie is excellent. I added one additional egg yolk due to the fact that one reviewer said it did not set up. With the additional yolk, it set up just fine and was a bit richer. I also strained the mixture as I poured it over the chocolate to remove any possible bit of cooked egg. The instructions for the whipped cream kind of threw me...unsweetened whipped cream on top of a pie? So I divided the whipping cream prior to beating it. I whipped one cup, unsweetened. That got folded into the chocolate mixture. Then I took the other 1/2 cup and added about 3 TBS. of powdered sugar. That was put on top of the pie. I garnished with chocolate curls. Everyone loved it!
Posted: 11/21/2007 7:09:08 AM
Do not make this pie for company!!! I made it and it never did firm up no matter how long you kept it in the refrigerator. I was very disappointed with this recipe. Definitely would not make again.
Posted: 11/14/2007 10:22:05 AM
I made this pie with peanutbutter chips instead of chocolate chips for a meeting my husband had at home. Al his staff loved it.