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.

18 Ratings
Directions for: Fiery Triple Chocolate Cream Pie


Pie Crust

1 ½ cups chocolate wafer cookies

2 Tbsp sugar

6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Chocolate 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


Pie Crust

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.

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