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This recipe is as easy as pie

A chocolate silk pie recipe that's super easy to make!
Credit: WCNC

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1 prepared graham cracker crust

2 ¾ cups whole milk

4 large egg yolks

½ cup sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch

8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ teaspoon coarse salt

1 ½ cups heavy cream

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Make filling: In a small saucepan, whisk together milk, egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch. Cook over medium-high, whisking constantly, until bubbles form at the edge and mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. (This is basically a pudding.) 

Add chopped chocolate and butter and stir until completely melted. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl and stir in vanilla and salt. Pour filling into cooled crust and smooth top. Refrigerate until filling is chilled and completely set, about 2 hours (or wrap tightly with plastic and refrigerate, up to 2 days).

To serve, whip cream with powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Top pie with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

* you can flavor your pudding with anything. Here are some suggestions:

Banana Pudding:

Smashed bananas and banana extract

Coconut Cream:

Shredded Coconut and coconut extract

Pour into pie shell

Key Lime:

Lime zest and bottled Key lime juice

Pour into pie shell