This year for Valentine's Day, I made my sister's chocolate dipped strawberries and this delicious Fudgy Chocolate pie. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. It honestly is my favorite of all the pies I make, and I have a lot of good recipes. My husband would say my apple or strawberry or lemon are better, but I loved this. I got the original recipe from Lauren's blog (see sidebar), but I made some changes, which I will note:
Fudgy Chocolate Silk Pie
Chocolate Cookie pie crust OR regular baked pie crust (I much prefer the regular crust. I like the contrast of the flaky, salty crust with the sweet chocolate filling)
5 large egg yolks
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 T. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsps. vanilla
10 oz. semi- sweet chocolate chips (almost a whole bag) OR, and this is what I used- 10 oz. baking chocolate, cut up
Whipped cream for garnish
Make and bake pie crust.
Separate eggs. Lightly stir yolks and set aside. Heat cream in a double boiler (I just put a metal bowl that fit over a pot of simmering water). Stir in sugar and salt until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stream some hot cream into yolks to temper. Whisk and Stir tempered egg yolks into double boiler with remaining cream. Cook over double boiler, whisking occasionally until it starts to thicken and coat spoon, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate chips or pieces. Pour into prepared shell and cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the filling and put in the fridge for 4 or more hours. Pull the plastic wrap (it should come off clean), cut and garnish with fresh whipped cream.
Note: Your pie will not set if you do not thicken the cream and egg mixture long enough. If it doesn't feel thick, cook an extra 5 minutes or so.
I thought it was cute in Lauren's post that she said it was this pie that "sealed the deal" in her husband asking her to marry him. She made it for him, and it wasn't long before he proposed. I can see why . . . I can see why.