This is a wonderful dessert recipe for classic diner-style chocolate pie, courtesy of Baked's Matt Lewis.Photo credit: Matt Lewis

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Ingredients

For Serving

Directions

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  • Make the crust: Place cookies in the bowl of a food processor and process until a fine powder is formed. You should have about 1 1/2 cups. Transfer crumbs to a medium bowl and stir in sugar. Add melted butter and mix until well combined; mixture should feel wet.

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  • Turn crust mixture out into a 9-inch round pie plate. Using the back of a large spoon, press the mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides. Transfer crust to freezer.

  • Make the filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, Ovaltine, salt, and cornstarch. Add egg yolks and whisk until combined; mixture will look like a thick paste. Slowly pour in milk and cream, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly; let boil for 30 seconds and immediately remove from heat.

  • Add chocolates, whiskey, and vanilla; whisk until well combined and mixture has cooled slightly. Let stand, at room temperature, for 15 minutes. If a thin skin forms on the filling while cooling, whisk until skin is gone. Remove pie crust from freezer and pour filling into the crust. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving. Serve with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream.

Reviews (16)

24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
04/09/2010
I don't even like really sweet desserts, but this was too intensely dark and salty for me, which is kind of this bakery's big thing (their signature cake is a sea-salt-chocolate-caramel cake). I'm not a fan of the trendy salt-chocolate thing, though.
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04/09/2010
Other commenters are right: the recipe above forgets the 2 oz. of milk chocolate, which is supposed to be added in with the dark chocolate. I have this cookbook, and the recipe is otherwise correct. A couple of other suggestions: grease the pie plate (Trixie01 is right - it sticks). Also, I was surprised by how salty it tasted, even though I only added the 1 tsp. the recipe called for. If I make this again, I'll use only 1/8 - 1/4 tsp. salt, and more milk chocolate and less dark. I don't even li
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09/03/2009
I also am going to the library and get the book that has the correct recipe and see if I want to buy the book!
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09/03/2009
I just watched him make this on the show and really wanted to hear his comments but Martha kept interrupting him!!! I hate when she won't let the guests talk!!! Why have others on if she is going to do all the talking/teaching?!!??
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01/04/2009
Cookie crust sticks to the bottom of the pie plate, which makes serving a mess. I would not make this again.
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10/26/2008
The chocolate wafers they mentioned were Newman's Own Organic Chocolate wafers. Don't forget to add the 2 oz of milk chocolate. Recipe does not call for it.
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10/25/2008
Mistake in printed recipe! In the video they mention 2oz milk chocolate as well as the 5oz dark chocolate. I just made the pie and it wasn't very sweet. Also, the wafers were extremely hard to find.
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10/24/2008
cholocate pie
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10/23/2008
No they sell thin wafer cookies.
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10/23/2008
No they sell thin wafer cookies.
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10/23/2008
No they sell thin wafer cookies.
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10/23/2008
For the crust, I'm assuming that oreos without the filling are ok?
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10/23/2008
It's only 2 teaspoons, so you can leave it out. I'm going to make it for the children I nanny for and will not be adding it. I would suggest adding some flavoring like peppermint, but maybe not as much.
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10/23/2008
I would also like to make this pie recipe and have the same question. Can I leave the whiskey out or do I need to substitue something in for it.
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10/23/2008
I would also like to make this pie recipe and have the same question. Can I leave the whiskey out or do I need to substitue something in for it.
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10/23/2008
I want to try this, but don't want to use the whiskey. Can I just leave it out or do I need to substitute something in for it?