5 from 2 votes
Black Bottom Cream Pie is the perfect combo of vanilla and chocolate
Black Bottom Cream Pie
Work Time
1 hr
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
4 hrs
 

Black Bottom Chocolate Cream Pie is the best of both worlds. Chocolate and vanilla lovers need not battle it out, this dessert is for the entire crowd.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Bottom Cream Pie, Thanksgiving
Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 597 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 single crust of Perfect Piecrust prebaked in a 9-inch pie plate
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • cups half-and-half
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate curls for garnish optional
Instructions
  1. In a heavy saucepan, whisk together ½ cup sugar, cocoa, ¼ cup cornstarch and 1¾ cups half-and-half. Place over medium-high heat and stir until sugar is just dissolved, about 2 min. Whisk in 4 egg yolks; reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, until custard thickens and just boils, about 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate and 1 tsp vanilla. Place pan in a bowl of ice and water and stir occasionally until custard cools.
  2. Remove from ice bath, dry pan bottom and transfer custard to prepared crust. Cover with plastic wrap, gently pressing wrap onto surface of custard; refrigerate.
  3. In another heavy saucepan, stir together ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup cornstarch and 1¾ cups half-and-half. Place over medium-high heat and stir 2 min. Reduce heat to medium and whisk in 4 egg yolks. Cook, stirring constantly, until custard thickens and just boils, about 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp vanilla and butter. Cool custard as above over an ice bath, then spoon on top of chocolate filling and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 3 hrs.
  4. Whip cream and confectioners' sugar until firm peaks form and spread onto chilled pie. Garnish with chocolate curls or shavings if desired.
Recipe Notes

That extra punch of chocolate holds up well against the vanilla to bring a just-right flavor!

Nutrition Facts
Black Bottom Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 289mg96%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1225IU25%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.