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Chocolate Pies

Chocolate Pies

Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 55 mins Difficulty: Beginner Cooking Temp: 320  °F Servings: 5 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year
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Description

Chocolate Pies are decadent desserts that feature a rich, velvety chocolate filling encased in a flaky, buttery crust. These pies are a chocolate lover’s dream, offering a luxurious and indulgent treat that is perfect for any occasion.

The crust for chocolate pies is typically made from a mixture of flour, butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt. The dough is rolled out and fitted into a pie dish, then baked until golden brown and crisp. The filling is made from a blend of high-quality chocolate, cream, sugar, and eggs, cooked until thick and smooth. This mixture is then poured into the pre-baked crust and chilled until set.

The result is a pie with a perfectly flaky crust and a rich, creamy chocolate filling that melts in your mouth. The top of the pie can be left plain or garnished with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or a dusting of cocoa powder for added elegance.

Chocolate Pies are versatile and can be adapted to various flavors and styles. Some variations include adding nuts, caramel, or a layer of fruit to the filling. These pies are perfect for serving at dinner parties, holiday celebrations, or as a special treat for chocolate enthusiasts.

Their combination of a crisp, buttery crust and a smooth, indulgent filling makes Chocolate Pies a beloved dessert that is sure to impress.

Ingredients

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Cake

Cream Filling

Chocolate Coating

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 320℉(160℃). Separate the eggs. Keep the egg white cool in the fridge.
  2. In a clean bowl, mix vegetable oil and milk until well combined. Add in flour and mix until just combined. Add in egg yolks, mix until just combined. Set aside.
  3. Take the egg white bowl out of the fridge, add in lemon juice, granulated sugar and vanilla extract; use a hand mixer to beat until it forms soft peaks. Pour the batter into the whipped egg white and gently fold the whipped egg white in until just combined. Pour the batter into a piping bag.
  4. Line the baking tray with baking mat (check my store for heat resistant baking mat) or parchment paper. Pipe the batter (round circles) onto the baking tray. The size of each dough mound is up to you. Just make sure the final amount is plural. Send into the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Let the cakes cool down before assemble.

Cream Filling

  1. In a bowl, bring together cold heavy cream, cocoa powder, and sugar, use a hand mixer to beat until thickened. Let the whipped cream set in the fridge to stay cool until assembling the cake.

Chocolate Coating

  1. Melt the chocolate chips in coconut oil over a bowl of hot water. Add in chopped pecans and mix well.

Assemble the Cake

  1. Let the cake cool down on the cooling rack first.
  2. Pipe the cream filling on the flat side of the cake, top it with another slice of cake. Hold them together for a few seconds. Keep all the pies in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes, which will help the cream set and the pies keep its shape.
  3. Cover the cooling rack with parchment paper. Dip each pie into the melted chocolate bowl, gently cover each pie with melted chocolate and chopped pecans. Keep all the chocolate pies in the fridge to chill until set.

Note

By cake flour, I mean low protein flour, which normally contains 7-9% protein (Mine is around 8%). Not self-rising flour.
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