Hope everyone had a nice new years. Virginia had some really nice weather this past weekend. In the 60's in some areas. Of course now it's bitter cold but it was nice while it lasted. I'm not complaining though. So far we've had no snow but then what does that mean. It's only the beginning the of January. But I can certainly hope that it will bypass us this year! I'm starting off the new year with a recipe I made about a month or so ago and have been meaning to blog. This is one. good. chocolate. pie. VERY good.....in fact, I made it twice in one week. Considering that many of us may have gained a few unwanted pounds over the holidays, this may not have been a good choice to post right now! However, I didn't want this to get buried in my stack of recipes "to post" so I figured now or never. Besides it IS chocolate....and its always OK to post a chocolate recipe in my book! This comes courtesy of allrecipes.
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
Combine sugar, flour, milk and chopped up chocolate in 2 quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until mixture begins to bubble. Continue stirring for 2 minutes.
Mix a little of the hot mixture into the egg yolks, beating rapidly to avoid cooking the yolks. Stir in the warm yolk mixture into the remainder of the chocolate mixture and cook for an additional 90 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in butter or margarine and vanilla.
Pour filling into pie shell and chill until set. (Make sure to cover pie with plastic wrap on surface of pie so a skin does not form). Top with whipped cream topping and a little grated chocolate.