Chocolate Cream Pie with Fresh Cherries

Chocolate Cream Pie
I’m as excited to post this as I was to finally make it! I don’t make sweet pies often, this is my first try of chocolate crust and I’m very happy with the result; Cocoa pie crust filled with milk chocolate ganache, whipped cream, special dark Hershey’s Kisses and fresh cherries.

Ingredients For the pie crust:

  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 220g plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon saltChocolate Cream Pie Crust

For the filling:

  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 280ml cream, divided
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolates
  • Cherries, washed and driedChocolate Cream Pie

Instructions

Prepare crust dough at least an hour before baking, cold pie crust dough is easier to work with.

  1. Place sugar and butter in a mixing bowl and beat on medium high speed for few minutes until fluffy then add the egg yolk and keep beating for another two minutes.
  2. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and mix until incorporated.
  3. Wrap the crust dough in cling film and place in the refrigerator for at least 50 min.Chocolate Cream Pie
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C  and lightly crease a pie dish.
  5. Place the crust dough onto the pie dish either by first rolling it out or by pressing evenly on the dish, use ice cream scoop the even it out.Chocolate Cream Pie
  6. Keep smoothing the crust until evenly thick all aroundChocolate Cream Pie
  7. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes and leave to cool down while preparing the filling.
  8. Prepare the milk chocolate ganache by breaking the chocolate into small cubes, place 80ml cream in a sauce pan and bring to boil then pour it over the chocolate cubes and stir until all chocolate has melted.
  9. In a mixing bowl whisk 200ml cream with 2 teaspoons vanilla added and place in a piping bag with round piping tip.
  10. Unwrap Hershey’s Kisses and wash and dry cherries.
  11. Once the pie crust has cooled down start adding the filling starting with layering milk chocolate ganache on the bottom.Chocolate Cream Pie
  12. Next pipe the cream on top of the ganache Chocolate Cream Pie
  13. Then place the kissesChocolate Cream Pie
  14. Finish by adding cherries and serve… Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

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