Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Easy Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

I love pie.
I love dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate pie seems like a natural progression.

This pie IS foolproof.


Ingredients:
1 ready made Graham cracker crust, or make your own, but I was really going for easy.
1, 8 oz package of cream cheese
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 C dark chocolate chips.  Not semi-sweet. Dark.
1/3 C cream
1, 8 oz tub of whipped topping



Instructions:
1. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on high, 30 seconds at a time until they are mostly melted.  Should only take two runs.  Do not overcook your chocolate. Swirl it around to make sure it's all melty and lump free.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar using a hand mixer, on low.  Mix until thoroughly combined.
3. Mix in the melted chocolate until combined, consistency will be thick.
4. Mix in cream.  It will look a little lumpy at first, keep going until is light brown and smooth.
5. Mix in the whipped topping.  It will get a bit harder to mix and your arm will get tired, but keep going until it's all mixed and lovely.  You'll want to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and then mix some more to make sure there aren't any pockets of chocolate or cream cheese.
6. Spread into the crust, make it nice and smooth and pretty...I'm still working on that...and refrigerate for an hour before serving.

It tastes rich, dark and dreamy and would be amazing with some raspberries.

Enjoy!





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