Pi Day is coming! On March 14, (3.14) we celebrate all things pie! And since my personal favorite pie is chocolate, I wanted to celebrate this fabulous day with chocolate cream pie!
Chocolate Cream Pie with Pretzel Crust
This pie is a labor of love, but once you taste it, it will be worth it. I love the combination of salty, crunch pretzels with the rich chocolate taste. The creaminess of this chocolate pie is extraordinary! I am not sure why pretzels go so well with chocolate, but I’m thankful for the person who first figured it out. I love making my own pudding for this pie, and once you get the hang of it, you will be whipping up all kinds of flavors.
I remember always loving chocolate meringue pie, and I guess you could add a big slab of meringue to this pie, but it really doesn’t need it at all. You could even double the recipe for more chocolate goodness…or just eat the chocolate pudding by itself. Whatever you prefer is fine by me! Just make sure to enjoy every bite, because it is just that good. And your family will agree!
Serve this pie up for just about any occasion. Young and old will love it! For more delicious recipes, check out my Food section!
Ingredients for Chocolate Pie Filling
- 3 TBSP cocoa
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups milk
- 3 TBSP butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 egg yolks
Ingredients for Pretzel Crust
- 1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels
- 6 TBSP melted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Prepare pretzel crust by mixing crushed pretzels, melted butter, and brown sugar together in a 9″ pie dish.
- When mixed well, press down evenly, and up the sides of the dish, set aside.
- Mix cocoa, flour, sugar, milk, and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
- Whisk constantly until thick.
- Remove from heat.
- Add a bit of the hot mixture to egg yolks and whisk together.
- Add to mixture and cook over low heat for a few minutes while whisking.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Remove from heat.
- Pour chocolate filling into pretzel crust.
- Chill thoroughly, serve, and enjoy!
Which pie will you be enjoying this Pi Day?