Fiery Triple Chocolate Cream Pie
- prep time10 min
- total time 25 min
- serves 8
This cookie crust cake with a chocolate cayenne filling and covered in crushed pretzels is sure to cure your chocolate craving.
1 ½ cups chocolate wafer cookies
2 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, meltedChocolate Filling
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
4 large egg yolks
1 tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp kosher salt
2 ½ cups milk
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 Tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
White chocolate shavings, for garnish
Crushed pretzels, for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Add the cookies, sugar and melted butter to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cookies are crumbled and the everything is well combined.
2. Press the crumbs into a 9-inch pie plate, making sure to evenly distribute them up the sides. Use a dry measuring cup to smooth out the crust if necessary. Bake until set, about 5 minutes. Cool completely before filling, about 20 minutes.Chocolate Filling
1. Put the sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, cayenne and salt in a large saucepan, whisk to combine and place over medium-high heat. Slowly whisk in the milk, bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until it coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate, butter and vanilla until the chocolate is melted and incorporated.
2. Spoon the filling into the cooled pie crust. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for 3 hours. Garnish with shaved white chocolate and crushed pretzels, and serve.