Chocolate Silk Espresso Pie
The dark chocolate and espresso powder add a sophisticated, rich flavor to this special pie.
- 3 cups whole milk
- 3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 8 ounce bar bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Piecrust (see Recipe Center), blind baked
- 1 cup heavy cream, beaten to medium peaks with 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Bring milk just to a simmer in a 1-quart saucepan over moderate heat. Remove pan from heat and whisk in espresso powder until dissolved. Keep warm, covered.
2. Whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt, and eggs in a 3-quart heavy saucepan until combined well. Add milk in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking, until thickened and registers 170 degree F on an instant-read thermometer, about 2 minutes. Immediately pour through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl (discard solids). Add chocolate, butter, and extract to bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Whisk until chocolate is melted and incorporated. Cover surface with waxed paper and chill until completely cool, about 1-1/2 hours. Spoon into crust, smoothing top, and chill, loosely covered, until filling is set, about 4 hours.
3. Spoon whipped cream into center of pie, sprinkle top with cinnamon and serve. Makes 10 servings.
- Servings Per Recipe 10
- Fat, total(g)41,
- sat. fat(g)24,
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet