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Chocolate pie

When I married my husband (5 years ago tomorrow!) I had no idea that I was marrying into a pie-loving family. It has changed my Thanksgiving and life forever. One pie that is always a huge hit (we usually make 4-6 for Thanksgiving) is my mother-in-law’s chocolate pie. The ingredients are so simple, yet it is so delicious. It does take some time and be sure to follow the instructions, but if you do that it will become a favorite for your family too. This recipe can easily be doubled.

Start by making one 9″ pie crust and bake it. Try Kate’s perfect pie crust. It is the best, easiest dough to work with. I could never make my own crust until I tried Kate’s recipe.

Prepare an ice water bath in your sink. Combine 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows and 1/2 c. skim milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until the marshmallows are melted. It will be frothy.

Marshmallow milk

Remove from heat and add in 10.5 oz. Hershey’s chocolate and stir until smooth.

melted

Place saucepan into your ice bath. Stir every minute or so. The mixture will thicken and it will turn a lighter shade of brown and lose some of it’s sheen.stirring

Once it starts to separate away from the edge of the pan, it is ready. This should take about 15 minutes.

done

Leave this in the ice while you whip up 1 c. whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipping cream into the chocolate mixture.

folding

Mmmmmm…. delicious.

completed mix

Place into one pre-cooked pie shell and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Chocolate pie

 

Chocolate Pie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 10.5 oz. Hershey's chocolate (1.5 "giant" bars)
  • 1 c. whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing an ice water bath in your sink.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows and 1/2 c. skim milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until the marshmallows are melted. It will be frothy. 
  3. Remove from heat and add in 10.5 oz. Hershey's chocolate and stir until smooth.
  4. Place saucepan into your ice bath. Stir every minute or so. The mixture will thicken and it will turn a lighter shade of brown and lose some of it's sheen.
  5. Once it starts to separate away from the edge of the pan, it is ready. This should take about 15 minutes.
  6. Leave this in the ice while you whip up 1 c. whipping cream until stiff peaks form. 
  7. Gently fold whipping cream into the chocolate mixture.
  8. Place into one pre-cooked pie shell and store in the refrigerator.
  9. **This pie can easily be doubled**
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2 comments on “Chocolate Pie

  • Yuuuuuuuuum. That pie looks (and tastes) amazing. Thanks for the pics too! I’ll have to make sure to do the whole ice bath thing the next time we try it – yours looks a LOT more solid than ours turned out. I can see how to do it better next time, though. Thanks! 🙂

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