Fiery Triple Chocolate Cream Pie

Total Time:
4 hr 5 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
3 hr 40 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Pie Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer cookies
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Chocolate Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • White chocolate shavings, for garnish
  • Crushed pretzels, for garnish
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • For the pie crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the cookies, sugar and melted butter to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cookies are crumbled and the everything is well combined.

  • Press the crumbs into a 9-inch pie plate, making sure to evenly distribute them up the sides. Use a dry measuring cup to smooth out the crust if necessary. Bake until set, about 5 minutes. Cool completely before filling, about 20 minutes.

  • For the chocolate filling: Put the sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, cayenne and salt in a large saucepan, whisk to combine and place over medium-high heat. Slowly whisk in the milk, bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until it coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate, butter and vanilla until the chocolate is melted and incorporated.

  • Spoon the filling into the cooled pie crust. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for 3 hours. Garnish with shaved white chocolate and crushed pretzels, and serve.


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