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Dark Chocolate Pie

This chocolate pie is a classic recipe that I have for quite a long time. It’s super fudgy, rich and chocolate-y and everyone will just LOVE it. Serve it with a little whipped cream on top – and it’s the perfect dessert.

Dark Chocolate Pie

Photo: Natalie Levin



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Dark Chocolate Pie


Servings 24 cm round tart pan
Author Natalie

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 120 grams (1 stick) cold butter cut into cubes
  • 180 grams (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 40 grams (4 tbsp.) sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp. milk as needed

For chocolate filling:

  • 280 grams dark chocolate at least 53% cocoa solids
  • 175 grams (1 1/4 stick) butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. brandy
  • Sugar powder for serving

Instructions

  1. Crust: in a food processor with a steel blade put flour, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt and process until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Add egg yolk continue to blend just until large clumps of dough form. If needed, add a little milk gradually.
  3. Transfer the dough chunks on a lightly floured work surface and form a disc-shape with your hands.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface about 3-4 mm thick and line the pie pan. It is important to create a right angle between the sides and the base of the crust, which will ensure the edges remain high when baking.
  6. Pierce the bottom of the crust with a fork. Freeze the crust for about an hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 175c degrees.
  8. Blind baking: put a sheet of heat-resistant plastic wrap or baking paper on the frozen crust and fill with dry beans or special weights for baking.
  9. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
  10. Remove the weights and the plastic wrap and continue to bake the crust for about 10-12 minutes or until it is lightly golden.
  11. Cool slightly at room temperature.
  12. Chocolate Filling: in medium bowl melt chocolate and butter in the microwave or over double-boiler.
  13. Meanwhile, whip eggs, egg yolks, sugar, salt and brandy until mixture is very fluffy and airy.
  14. Add in the melted chocolate and fold gently until blended.
  15. Pour the chocolate filling over the crust and bake for 13-17 minutes together until set on the edges but still slightly soft in the center.
  16. Cool at room temperature, sprinkle some sugar powder and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • If you want, you can serve the pie with unsweetened whipped cream.
  • Keep the pie in a closed container in the refrigerator for 5-6 days. Serve at room temperature.
Dark Chocolate Pie

Photo: Natalie Levin

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