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June 26, 2010 / Sarah

National Chocolate Pudding Day

Triple-Chocolate Pudding Pie with Cappuccino Cream
Adapted from Bon Appetit

9 whole graham crackers
1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
Pinch of salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 1/2 cups half and half
4 large egg yolks
1 3/4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 3/4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 cup chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Finely grind graham crackers, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add melted butter and blend to moisten crumbs. Firmly press mixture into 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Bake until crust sets, about 8 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Whisk remaining sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch in heavy medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in the half and half. Then whisk in the egg yolks. Whisk over medium-high heat until mixture thickens and boils, whisking constantly, about 12 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Add the three chocolates and remaining butter; whisk until melted and smooth. Mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Transfer filling to the cooled crust. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface of filling and chill until filling sets, at least 6 hours.
  4. Beat the whipping cream, powdered sugar, remaining vanilla extract, and espresso powder in large bowl until peaks form.
  5. Peel plastic off pie. Cut pie into wedges. Spoon dollop of cream atop each slice and serve.


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  1. Erin & Aaron Jones / Jun 30 2010 3:16 pm

    OMG…yummy!!!! This looks absolutely AMAZING!

  2. Mollie / Jul 6 2010 12:26 pm

    I was so surprised to see this! By random coincidence I made something similar on the same day! Mine was technically a Chocolate Cream Pie…but they’re pretty much the same thing. Your’s looks great!

    • Sarah / Jul 6 2010 8:40 pm

      haha, how funny! Yours looks great too! And sounds like you “skim” recipes just like me – we learn from our mistakes, right?!

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