How to make it

  • For crust:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Finely grind graham crackers, sugar, and salt in processor. Add butter and blend to moisten crumbs. Firmly press mixture into 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Bake until crust sets, about 8 minutes. Cool.
  • For filling:
  • Whisk sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch in heavy medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in 1 cup half and half. Whisk in remaining 2 1/2 cups half and half and yolks. Whisk over medium-high heat until mixture thickens and boils, whisking constantly, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Add both chocolates and butter; whisk until melted and smooth. Mix in vanilla. Transfer filling to crust. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface of filling and chill until filling sets, at least 6 hours. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.)
  • For topping:
  • Beat all ingredients in large bowl until peaks form. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewhisk to thicken before serving, if necessary.)
  • Peel plastic off pie. Cut pie into wedges. Spoon dollop of cream atop each slice. Garnish with chocolate-covered espresso beans and serve.
  • I made it have little buttons with the beans and a little bow. ADORABLE
  • This will fill two crust. Make your own or buy store bought. Tried it both ways either is good. This is a Chocoholics better Dream.
  • Chill the pie for at least six hours before serving — or make it up to two days ahead.

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    greentreefrogs ate it and said...
    Oh this is beautiful. I think I get do this one. "FIVE FORKS"
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    " It was excellent "
    momoften ate it and said...
    Thanks, I always make some kind of chocolate pie at Thanksgiving - satisfies those who don't like the other flavors.
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  • 22566 6 years ago
    VERY VERY NICE!! Thank-you
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    sounds delicious!
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    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Saved!! Wonderful recipe...
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    fantastic tuxedo pie thanks
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