Friday, January 3, 2014

Divine Chocolate Pie

This is seriously the most delicious chocolate pie EVER!

I use my grandma's pie crust recipe but you are welcome to use whatever recipe you want.  I've included her recipe at the bottom on this post.  This chocolate pie recipe is listed in ounces.  You can easily convert it to cups if you'd like.  There are 8 oz. in one cup.
• 1 pkg. chocolate fudge instant pudding (small)
• 6 Oz. Water 
• 2 Oz. Hershey’s syrup
• 6 Oz. Sweet and condensed milk
• 3-4 Cups Heavy whipping cream (2 cups for the filling and 1-2 cups for the topping)

Mix together sweet and condensed milk, water and syrup until well blended. Add chocolate fudge pudding mix and beat until blended. Put pudding mix in fridge and let set for 5 min. Whip 2 cups heavy whipping cream until stiff (unsweetened) Fold together pudding and cream together. Pour into pie shell, top with sweetened whipped cream, grate chocolate on top.
*Grate fine chocolate – semi sweet inside crust as it comes out of oven for a tasty layer of chocolaty goodness.
**One thing we've just recently tried was freezing this pie. It is delicious! That's what Brian requested for his birthday dessert. If you are going to freeze it, make it a day ahead and then freeze it so it's nice and ice creamy. Seriously - so good! We actually prefer the frozen pie over the normal version.

Here is my grandma's recipe for pie crust (it makes enough for 1 pie with a top and bottom crust, or 2 pies with just the bottom crust).
• 2 Cups Flour
• 1 tsp Salt
• 2/3 Cup Shortening
• 1/4 Cup Cold water

Mix flour and salt together, remove 1/3 cup flour mixture and set aside. Cut shortening into flour/salt mixture until crumbly. Mix 1/4 cold water with the 1/3 cut flour/salt mixture you set aside to make a paste (sometimes I have to add a touch more water.....maybe an extra 1/8 cup). Add paste to other mixture and mix together. The less handled, the better. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Once in the pie dish, prick with a fork all over and bake at 400 for 12 minutes. If you are baking a pie that has a filling and then a crust on top, you'll want to wait to bake the crust until your pie is all put together. Place 2" strips of foil around the outer crust. Bake at 400 for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.