chocolate pie


 

Chocolate pie, large family style

When we make pies in our household, the small ones don’t cut it.  I have had to alter our pies to fit into a 9×13 pan to  make them “large sized” for our family.

This is a favorite of my husbands, we make it every Thanksgiving.

The crust is a basic pie crust, I have learned to use my food processor and make it much easier making homemade crusts. You will need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pound butter
  • a few Tablespoons of cold water

Place your ingredients into your food processor. First add the flour, salt, and butter and pulsate that a few times.

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Then let the machine do the work for you.  After your dough has been mixed add a few Tablespoons of cold water.  Add 3-5 depending upon the stickiness of your dough.  
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Grease a 9×13 baking pan and pat the crust into your pan.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until slightly browned.  Let cool completely.

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We make this easy, Mix 4 pkg chocolate pudding with 7 cups of milk. Pour over crust.  Refrigerate until set or overnight.  Serve with Cool Whip.

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2 responses to “chocolate pie

  1. Hi Amy, Love your site. I have tried several of your recipes as we have a large family too, (Myself, my husband, our seven kids, and my Mother and Father-in-law) and I love that the recipes are large size! I tried making the homemade crust for the chocolate pie and I must have really goofed. It just melted into a paste and never browned up. I couldn’t find my error but maybe you could help me. Thanks!

    • Hey Stephanie, I had to do a Google and see if I could find why it would do that. Do you happen to live in the south where it is hot? I haven’t baked a pie crust in the warmer weather since moving down here. (We usually make homemade pies in the fall) From reading it seems that if the butter gets too warm it will cause it to do that. Some ideas I found was to freeze your butter and then grate it into the food processor, or cut into smaller chunks. Others recommended using shortening. Chilling your pie dough before rolling it out and baking it. Just ideas, but I think the heat makes the butter soften which creates a gooey dough. Hope these ideas help. Good luck!

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