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Boston Cream Pie "Pie"

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Boston Cream Pie
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8

Enjoy this chocolate layered cream pie that’s baked using Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts – a traditional dessert.

Updated November 11, 2011
State Fair Pie Competition 2011
Vanessa Sullivan
Woodstock, Connecticut
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Pillsbury Pie Crust

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1
    box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Chocolate Layer

  • 4
    oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2
    cup whipping cream
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1/2
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8
    teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1/2
    cup sugar
  • 1/3
    cup all-purpose flour
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
    cups milk
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 1/2
    teaspoon vanilla

Topping

  • 1
    loaf (about 1 lb) pound cake, cut into small square pieces

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Bake 1 pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch glass pie plate. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Unroll second pie crust on work surface; cut out shapes as desired. Bake cutouts on ungreased cookie sheet about 8 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool; set aside to decorate top of pie.
  • 2
    Put chopped chocolate in medium bowl; set aside. In small bowl, microwave whipping cream uncovered on High 30 seconds. Pour over chocolate in bowl. Stir until smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoons; set aside. To remaining chocolate mixture, stir in egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Pour into baked shell. Bake at 350°F 10 minutes. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in top of double boiler, mix sugar, flour and 1 teaspoon salt. In medium bowl, beat milk and egg yolks together with whisk or fork; beat into dry ingredients in top of double boiler. Cook over hot water 10 to 12 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Pour onto chocolate layer; refrigerate 4 hours. Just before serving, arrange pound cake pieces over pie. Drizzle reserved chocolate mixture over pie. Top with crust cutouts. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
640
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
19g
93%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
170mg
57%
Sodium
560mg
23%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
30g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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