Chocolate Pie with Oreo Crust

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This chocolate pie is the perfect dessert after any meal! Simple to throw together, it’s a classically satisfying chocolate pie!

Ingredients:
For the Crust:
250 grams (chocolate) Oreos (This is about 2 sleeves of Oreos.)
2 Tablespoons oil
2 Tablespoons milk

 
For the Filling:
2/3 cup sugar (See note below.)
1/4 cup cornstarch
pinch of salt
2 1/2 cups low fat milk
2 large eggs
4 ounces (about 115 grams) of chopped chocolate (somewhere around 2/3 cup of pieces)

 
Directions and Notes:
For the Crust:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a food processor, pulse the Oreo cookies until they are crumbs.
3. Add the milk and oil. Pulse until combined.
4. Press the mixture into a 9″ pie plate.
5. Bake the crust for 12 minutes.

 
For the Filling:
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt.
2. In a small saucepan, mix together the milk and eggs.
3. Add the sugar mixture to the milk mixture and heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until bubbles form around the outside of the pan.
4. From the point when the bubbles form around the outside of the pan, stir/ whisk the mixture constantly and vigorously for 2 minutes while it continues to cook. The mixture will visibly thicken.
5. Remove the mixture from the heat and strain it through a sieve. A few thicker pieces may remain in the sieve and can be discarded.
6. Whisk in the chocolate and continue whisking until the chocolate is completely dissolved.
7. Pour this mixture into the baked Oreo pie crust.
8. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the pie filling to prevent any film from forming and refrigerate until it is set.
9. Before serving, top with whipped cream, ice cream, etc.

 
Note: This pie was fabulous! We made ours with a simple scoop of ice cream on top instead of the layer of whipped cream called for by the original recipe. It wasn’t too sweet per say, but we might try reducing the amount of sugar in the filling when we make it next time.
Recipe adapted from: Cooking Light

 

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