Silky Chocolate Pie

“Chocolate makes the world go round! We have a family that loves chocolate pies, and this version with a splash of brandy is smooth as silk and oh, so special.” —Kathy Hewitt, Cranston, Rhode Island

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Silky Chocolate Pie
Silky Chocolate Pie
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8servings 25minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 25minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Instructions
  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice.
  2. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake 10-12 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat. In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in the chocolate, Cognac and vanilla until chocolate is melted.
  4. Transfer to a clean bowl; press waxed paper onto surface of filling. Cool filling to room temperature. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, about 4 hours.
  5. For topping, in a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add Cognac and confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Spread over pie. Dust lightly with cocoa.
Recipe Notes
PASTRY FOR SINGLE-CRUST PIE (9 INCHES): Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/8 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-4 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Editor's Note

Let pie weights cool before storing. Beans and rice may be reused for pie weights, but not for cooking.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 579 calories, 39g fat (24g saturated fat), 211mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fibre), 8g protein.