There's something very special about being a Northerner with deep connections to the South: tradition. Whether you are up North or down South, there is nothing more sacred than tradition. I love that.
These days in the culinary world, it's about finding the next big innovation. It's about blowing peoples' minds with the new and the shocking. It's about re-inventing the already re-invented. Everything has to be bigger and better and larger than life. But, isn't it nice to sometimes just take a quick step back to honor the classics? Isn't it important to acknowledge the things that have lasted the test of time? I think so. I think that, along with apple pie, chocolate pie is about as classic as they come.
What I love about this chocolate pie is that it really is a classic in more than one sense of the word. It's easy, which the best pies always are. And it's just straight-up what it is: super. super chocolatey.
No fuss, no frills, just supreme fudginess and an utterly buttery, flaky pie crust. And don't forget a generous slathering of homemade whipped cream on top; that's a must-have.
CLASSIC CHOCOLATE PIE
What You'll Need:
- 1 Flaky Pie Crust
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- homemade whipped cream, for serving (optional)
- 1 ounce dark chocolate, for shaving (optional)
Find the recipe on Food and Wine.