Sunday, December 15, 2013

Minny's Chocolate Pie

Since 'The Help" first hit the big screen I have been making a few of the recipes taken from the show. We moved to Greenwood at the beginning of the shooting of "The Help" and I was obsessed. I loved the book and read anything else I could find on the web relating to it. Somewhere I came across a blog with recipes from the movie and this one quickly became one of our favorites and NO I do not add the secret ingredient!

So I wanted to share with you:

Minny's Chocolate Pie


1 packaged pie dough crust, such as Pillsbury
1 1/2 cup(s) sugar
3 tablespoon(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup(s) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Ease the pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges decoratively. Prick the crust lightly with a fork. Line the crust with foil or parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes or until set. Remove the foil and weights and bake for about 5 minutes longer, just until the crust is dry but not browned.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the sugar with the cocoa powder, butter, eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla, and salt until smooth.

Pour the filling into the pie shell and bake for about 45 minutes, until the filling is set around the edges but a little jiggly in the center. Cover the crust with strips of foil halfway through baking.

Transfer the pie to a rack and let cool completely before cutting into wedges. You can serve with whipped cream if you like.

The pie will puff up but sink down as it cools.

Try it y'all you'll love it!

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