A pastry shell holds chocolate custard, caramel whipped cream, and a topping of caramel.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll pate brisee to 1/8-inch thickness. Fit into a 9-inch pie dish. Trim edges, leaving a 1-inch overhang. Tuck overhang under dough so edges are flush with rim, and crimp edges. Lightly prick bottom of dough with a fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line dough with parchment paper, and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until edges begin to look dry, 15 to 20 minutes. Carefully remove weights and parchment. Bake until crust is darker around edges and bottom looks dry, 15 to 20 minutes more. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a small bowl. Heat milk and chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate melts. Add sugar mixture and whisk to combine.

  • Whisk yolks in a medium bowl until combined. Pour in 1 cup milk mixture in a slow, steady stream, whisking until completely incorporated. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it just begins to bubble, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Pour custard into crust. Press plastic wrap directly on surface of custard. Refrigerate until custard filling is chilled and firm, at least 4 hours (or overnight).

  • Spread caramel whipped cream over filling. Serve immediately or refrigerate within 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle caramel crunch over top.

Reviews (1)

179 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
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  • 3 star values: 71
  • 2 star values: 35
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: Unrated
11/28/2014
I saw this recipe and just had to make it for Thanksgiving. I substituted a gluten-free pie crust, but otherwise made the recipe exactly as stated. After spending the night in the refrigerator, the filling still has the texture of loose pudding! I'm frustrated to say the least. This looks delicious, and licks I stole from the bowl were definitely delicious, but I can't enjoy it as a pie. If I make it again, I'll use more cornstarch, add another egg yolk, and cook the custard longer.