I realize this is not the recipe I promised, but it's coming, I won't forget! In the meantime, here is my precious grandma's very simple, very good, sure to please your family, chocolate pie recipe! Ready?
Here is the finished product...
Okay, bake according to package directions one deep dish pie shell! Make sure you get the DEEP dish shell or all your chocolate won't fit and that would be terrible because then the cook would have to eat it! Can you tell I've gotten a shell that was too small before? :) Now, I was baking 2 pies on this day and this recipe is easy to double if needed!
Now you are going to cook your chocolate pudding on the stove. You need Jello brand COOK & SERVE pudding chocolate mix, not the instant kind, again cook according to the directions. Use the larger box of mix also. When the pudding starts to stick to your whisk, it's almost ready. When it thickens, take it off the burner and add in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
This is one of the things that makes it so good! The chips will melt in your hot pudding, so whisk them around good until they are melted and then pour your pudding in the pie shells.
The pudding will be hot, so it will need to cool before you add the topping. Place your pies in the refrigerator for 1 - 2 hours. They will firm up and then you can add the topping!
The topping is real whipped cream. Buy the smallest pint of whipping cream, and whip it in your mixer. Add 1 tsp vanilla and 1/3 c of sugar to the cream as it is mixing. Watch it, or you'll end up with butter ( yes, It is true confession day, I have done that too!) After, you give it the finger licking taste test, and your pie is cooled, then just add the whipped cream. You can also shave a little baker's chocolate shaved on the top for looks!
Doesn't it look good? This is an easy recipe and I'll guess that your family will like it as much as we do!
Grandma Gert's Chocolate Pie
1 deep dish baked pie shell
1 box of chocolate cook and serve pudding mix ( larger one)
1/2 c chocolate chips
3 c Milk for pudding
Small pint whipping cream
Vanilla and sugar to taste
Bake your shell, cook the pudding, while it's warm add in the chocolate chips. Pour in pudding in shell and let cool for 1 - 2 hours. Whip up whipping cream, add vanilla and sugar to taste. Spread topping on pie, add chocolate chips or shavings to taste and for looks! ENJOY!!!!