Chocolate Cream Pie
Source of Recipe
From "Retro Recipes from the '50s and '60s" by Addie Gundry
"Chocolate cream pies were often found on the menus of local diners in the 1950s and '60s. There'd often be stainless-steel siding and a jukebox in the corner while a freshly made chocolate cream pie sat under a glass dome on the counter."
List of Ingredients
◦ ⅔ cup sugar
◦ ¼ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
◦ ½ tsp espresso powder
◦ 3 Tbsp cornstarch
◦ ¼ tsp kosher salt
◦ 2¼ cups whole milk
◦ 1½ tsp vanilla extract
◦ 1 refrigerated pie crust, baked according to the package directions
◦ Whipped topping, thawed, for garnish
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk gently to combine. Set over medium-high heat.
While stirring continuously, slowly add the milk and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into the pie crust and chill until firm.
Dollop the whipped topping over the pie. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until ready to serve.
Serves 8 to 10