The chocolate cream filling in this rich pie is made with cocoa flavored with a bit of butter and vanilla. It 's poured into a pre-baked pastry shell and chilled before serving.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
In a large mixing bowl, cream together egg yolks and sugar. Mix in cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt. Add milk and stir gently.
Pour mixture into a large saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in butter or margarine and vanilla extract. Cool slightly, then pour mixture into pastry shell. Chill before serving. Garnish with whipped topping.