I LOVE chocolate pie!! Growing up it was the only pie I would eat. Now I like most pies but if chocolate pie is an option there is no question that is the piece of pie I will have. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to share this recipe with you! I have been searching for the perfect chocolate pie recipe for over a year now! Last Thanksgiving I almost made the perfect chocolate pie but the chocolate filling was more like the consistency of pudding. I wanted something thicker.
So many times since last year I have searched for the perfect chocolate pie recipe. I wanted my perfect chocolate pie to have an Oreo crust, thick chocolate filling, whipped cream and chocolate curls on top. I can’t tell you how many times I spent searching everywhere on the internet for what I had in mind and nothing was what I wanted. The main problem was either the chocolate filling was more of a creamy pudding like texture or it had raw eggs in it. And I don’t eat raw eggs. Pregnant or not.
This past Sunday I had an early Thanksgiving dinner with my family. Since I have such a big family- 8 kids, I’m the youngest, all are married and most have children -not everyone will be here for Thanksgiving. I really wanted to bring chocolate pie so I set out on a serious search on the internet and I FINALLY was pretty sure I found the perfect recipe thanks to Annie’s Eats! Her recipe calls for eggs but you put it in a double broiler along with sugar and water so the rawness cooks out and the mixture thickens. She made hers with a pie crust. If you want to do that instead of an Oreo crust follow her instructions here. I have included a recipe for my favorite graham cracker crust at the bottom of this post. That is so delicious too! I used her recipe for the chocolate filling and came up with my own for the whipped cream topping. It’s amazing guys!
- 46 Oreos
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled (or semi-sweet chocolate)
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened and cut into 8 pieces
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the Oreo Pie Crust:
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Place Oreos in a zip lock bag and smash until crushed into fine crumbs or use a food processor. Mix Oreos and melted butter in a bowl until well combined. Add half of the crumb mixture to each pie pan. Press into the bottom and sides evenly.
- Bake for 8 minutes or until hardened. Let cool before filling.
For Chocolate Filling:
- Add the cream to the bowl of an electric mixer. Whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate.
- Combine the eggs, sugar, and water in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (the water should not touch the bowl). With a hand mixer on medium speed, beat until the egg mixture is thickened and reads 160˚ F on an instant-read thermometer, about 7-10 minutes. (If you don’t have an instant-read thermometer I recommend just having it over the heat for 10 minutes and you are good to go.) Remove the bowl from the heat and continue to beat until the egg mixture is fluffy and cooled to room temperature, about 6-8 minutes.
- Add the melted chocolate and the vanilla to the cooled egg mixture and beat until well blended. Beat in the butter 1 tablespoon at a time until well combined. Using a spatula, gently fold in the chilled whipped cream until no streaks remain. Transfer the filling to the two Oreo crusts. Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours.
- Chill the bowl and metal whisk or beaters in the freezer for about 15 minutes. (This is not required but recommended.) Pour the heavy whipping cream in the chilled bowl. Whisk until soft peaks form. Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until stiff peaks form, be careful not to over mix.
- Before serving pies, evenly spread out whipped cream on top or pipe on. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired or sprinkle on cocoa powder.