Mexican Chocolate Pie

Mexican Chocolate Pie
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Easy and quick, this creamy pie incorporates the flavors of cinnamon and chocolate.
40 min
Prep Time
2:40
Total Time
10 servings

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/2 cups (about 45 cookies)
vanilla wafer crumbs
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Filling

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/4 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
3 ounces
Mexican hot chocolate drink discs*
2 1/2 cups
milk
1/2 cup
sugar
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)
3 tablespoons
cornstarch
1/4 cup
unsweetened cocoa

Topping

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
2 tablespoons
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
sliced almonds, if desired
 
*Substitute 3-ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine crumbs and melted butter in bowl. Press onto bottom and up sides of ungreased 9-inch pie pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  3. Melt butter and cinnamon in 2-quart saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate; continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Stir in milk. Increase heat to medium; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 6-7 minutes or until bubbles begin to form around edges. Remove from heat.
  4. Combine egg yolks and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes or until pale yellow in color. Sift in cornstarch and cocoa powder; mix until combined.
  5. Gradually add hot milk mixture to egg mixture until completely combined. Add mixture back to saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 175°F-180°F. (Do not boil.) Continue cooking 6-8 minutes or until mixture has a thick, pudding-like consistency. Pour pudding mixture into prepared crust. Press plastic food wrap onto pudding. Refrigerate 2-3 hours or until set. 
  6. Beat whipping cream in bowl at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in powdered sugar. Refrigerate until serving time.
  7. Dollop each slice of pie with whipped cream. Garnish with almond slices, if desired.

Recipe Tips

- Mexican hot chocolate drink discs can be found in speciality food stores as well as in some grocery stores in the Hispanic section (look for it by the refried beans). It can also be ordered on the internet. If you can't find it, we found using semi-sweet baking chocolate worked well too. 

- Pressing plastic food wrap onto the top of the pie when the pudding is warm prevents it from forming a skin. You can easily cover up the wrinkle marks it leaves with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
360
Cholesterol
140mg
Carbohydrates
34g
Protein
5g
Fat
24g
Sodium
150mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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