Saturday, February 16, 2013

CHOCOLATE LOVER'S PIE FOR THE WEEKEND



Every once in a while we crave a Chocolate  Pie.  I remember the one like the former Bishop's Cafeterias in the midwest offered many years ago.  That's our favorite type so last night I made one.  I have featured this in the past on this blog.











Either buy an premade graham cracker crust or make one yourself by smashing up 1 1/2 cups of graham crackers mixed with 1/2 stick of melted butter and pressed into a pie shell and baked at 375 degrees for 7-8 minute.  I like using the cinnamon crackers better but had the plain ones on hand.  Either work.  Cool completely.

Here is what you need for the pie:  1 quart of vanilla ice cream, 
1 1/2 cups milk ( I actually used heavy whipping cream from the carton - unwhipped) 2 - 3.9 oz pkgs of jello instant pudding and my tweak here was 1 square of unsweetened chocolate melted.  (For a darker chocolate - you could use 2 squares.)  Beat these together in a deep large bowl.

Also: Beat (until stiff) another 1 cup of whipping cream with 1/4 cup of confections sugar and set aside for the topping when the pie is done.   I didn't have a chocolate bar to shave pieces off for embellishing which would have looked lovely!




13 comments:

ellen b. said...

This sounds and looks like a lovely treat!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Bernideen I'm drooling over the gorgeous tea pot and teacups!! The pie looks yummy, thank you for the recipe. I'd love to be at your table for tea and pie! Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

Tanya Rachelle said...

So very pretty and looks delicious too! I like the cup and saucer stand!
~Tanya

Antiques And Teacups said...

That looks terrific! I am off chocolate for the moment....rats! But if I weren't, I'd make this and am saving the recipe. Thanks for your sweet comments as always and have a great weekend.
Ruth

Magnolia Cottage said...

Love your beautiful tablescape with the sweet birdie teapot and teacups! Thanks for sharing your chocolate pie recipe...looks delicious.
hugs,
Lisa

Lady Linda said...

Too yummy ! Oh my oh my!
I love the birds on the teacup and the teapot. Did you have a nice Valentine's?
Linda

Susan said...

Reminds me of a pie my mother made called Chocolate Silk Pie. Your table setting is just amazing! XOXO

NanaDiana said...

Oh- That look so so so good! Not only does it LOOK good- it is pretty~ I am making a cherry/cheese pie right now-hmmm...but that chocolate is sounding mighty good- xo Diana

Beth said...

Your pie looks fantastic, Bernideen! I remember Bishop's too. I adore your bird teapot!!! Awesome! Your table always looks so pretty, Bernideen.
Hugs, Beth

Lavender Cottage said...

Whew, what a decadent pie Bernideen. I just love the teapot and cups with the birds on.
Judith

Nellie said...

Oh, yum! That sounds like just the thing for dessert!

Tammy said...

Oh yummy and so pretty! Thank you for sharing in this week's Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Marilyn said...

What a pretty setting, so Spring in feel. Love that teapot and the basket with dishes in it.