How To Please a Crowd with a Chocolate Pie

by Anonymous (but awesome) Barnard Student

Almost too pretty to eat….almost!

I am notoriously horrible at giving presents. Horrible to the point that I once had a boyfriend who received a calendar from me for Christmas…two years in a row. So, after I secured my place in the running for worst girlfriend ever, I decided I should just quit while I was ahead. I don’t really bother with buying people normal gifts anymore. It’s not that I don’t love my friends, but I think they probably enjoy my cooking much more than they would like my sad attempts at choosing presents.

For all you bad gift givers out there, here is a recipe that will make everyone forget that time you gave them a bunch of old Halloween trinkets for their birthday in February.

Chocolate Pie

one pie shell
two egg yolks
one whole egg
a bag of chocolate chips
¾ cup heavy cream
¾ cup whole milk
6 oz. fresh raspberries

Preheat your oven to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Pre-bake your pie shell until it no longer seems raw. Make sure to stab the bottom of the pie shell a lot (or put dried beans in it) before you pre-bake it so that it does not puff up too much. Next, heat up your milk and cream until very hot, but not boiling. After you eat a handful of chocolate chips straight out of the bag, put the rest in a large mixing bowl. Pour the hot milk and cream over and wait for about a minute then stir this all together. Once it looks smooth, let it cool for five to ten minutes. Add your egg and egg yolks and stir. Pour this evenly into your pre-bake pie shell and drop berries into the mixture. Bake for fifteen to twenty minutes until the edges are set* and then remove the pie from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. This pie can be served cold or at room temperature.

*If it doesn’t seem to be setting (mine didn’t), you can just take it out and let it cool for a while and then stick it in the fridge.


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