Chocolate Cream Pie

Ingredients
  1. 1 The Maine Pie Co. 9” gluten-free pie shell
  2. 2/3 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 4 large egg yolks
  6. 3 cups whole milk
  7. 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
  8. 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (chopped)
  9. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. Fresh whipped cream
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take 1 The Maine Pie Co. pie shell and let thaw slightly. (5 minutes) Prick the bottom of the pie shell a few times with a fork then bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
  2. 2. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy medium saucepan. Whisk gently until combined.
  3. 3. In a bowl whisk together milk and egg yolks.
  4. 4. Add the milk mixture to the saucepan in a slow and steady stream, whisking until the mixture is smooth.  
  5. 5. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking frequently until the mixture starts to bubble and thicken, 6-8 minutes. Immediately turn down heat to a simmer and cook, whisking constantly. for 1 minute until thick.
  6. 6. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate, butter and vanilla extract until combined.
  7. 7. Pour filling into crust. Place saran directly on top of surface to prevent film and chill for 8 hours.
  8. 8. Before serving, spread with fresh whipped cream and shaved chocolate.