Saturday, April 25, 2015

Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust

Tomorrow is National Pretzel Day. You can celebrate in so many ways. Dip pretzels or pretzel sticks in chocolate, or you can make this Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust! No time to make the chocolate filling from scratch? Use a Pudding Box Mix.


Pretzel Crust

12+ ounces pretzels, crushed
3 Tbsp light brown sugar
1/3 cup sweet butter, melted

Whirl pretzels in blender, so they're very fine. Add sugar and butter. Mix. Press half of mixture into 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Cool.

Pour in chocolate filling. Top with remaining pretzel mixture. Chill.

Chocolate Pie Filling

1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbsp cornstarch
2 1⁄2 cups milk
3 ounces dark chocolate (70-75% cacoa), chopped
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract

Combine sugar, cornstarch, milk and chocolate in top of double boiler. Cook over boiling water until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir a bit of hot chocolate mixture into egg yolks in order to temper eggs and keep them from curdling. Add tempered yolks to chocolate mixture, stirring constantly and thoroughly. Cool mixture. Add vanilla extract to chocolate and mix thoroughly. Pour chocolate filling into cooled pretzel crust. Top with remaining pretzel mixture. Chill before serving.


Joan Somers said...

Can't wait to try this!

Sarai Sinai said...

Wow - the pretzel sounds like an amazing addition! I wanted to ask a question regarding featuring guest posts - is this something you still offer on your blog? If so what is the best way to contact you regarding some visual content about chocolate?

Thank you!

Janet Rudolph said...

Sarai, contact me about guest posts. Email is on the contact page of the blog. :-)