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Chocolate Truffle Pie

Recipe By Tessa Arias
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April 23rd, 2012

Chocolate Truffle Pie makes you smile with every bite. Buttery crust, a rich and fudge-like filling, a whipped chocolate cloud filling, all topped off with whipped cream on top.

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook: 7 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: This pie tastes like a heavenly chocolate dream. I love how the graham cracker crust contrasts the intense chocolate flavor.
Texture: So much textural goodness. The crust is crunchy and buttery, the truffle filling is rich and fudge-like, the whipped chocolate filling is like a chocolate cloud, and the whipped cream on top just takes the whole pie to another level.
Ease: This pie is a bit laborious and needs to chill overnight but that just means you can make it ahead of time!
Appearance: The contrast of colors and the height of this pie make it beautiful and impressive.
Pros: Deeeeeelicious.
Cons: Labor-intensive.
Would I make this again? Absolutely. This may be my new favorite pie!

Chocolate Truffle Pie makes you smile with every bite. Buttery crust, a rich and fudge-like filling, a whipped chocolate cloud filling, all topped off with whipped cream on top.

Chocolate Truffle Pie

Chocolate Truffle Pie

You know you’ve been doing a lot of recipe testing when you read the sign for the exit on the freeway as being a “1/4 cup” away instead of a “1/4 mile” away. When you realize you don’t have to look up measurement conversions because you have so many memorized. When you have about a dozen sharpies and pens for note-taking all over your kitchen. And when you run your dishwasher at full capacity multiple times a day.

I will always have a special love for chocolate recipes. They will always be my favorite. It’s probably because I crave chocolate 24/7. This recipe for chocolate truffle pie may be my new favorite pie recipe. It’s so indulgent and luxurious and has an intense chocolate flavor that makes me smile and close my eyes with every bite.

 

How to make
Chocolate Truffle Pie

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Chocolate Truffle Pie makes you smile with every bite. Buttery crust, a rich and fudge-like filling, a whipped chocolate cloud filling, all topped off with whipped cream on top.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 20 graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the truffle filling:

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

For the whipped chocolate filling:

  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the whipped cream topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Garnish:

  • Shaved chocolate (if desired)

Directions

For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse graham crackers and sugar until finely ground. Add melted butter and pulse until mixture is moistened. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake for 7 minutes. Place pie dish on a cooling rack and let cool completely.

For the truffle filling:

  1. In a small saucepan set over medium heat bring the cream just to a simmer. Place chocolate in a medium bowl and pour hot cream over chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute then whisk until smooth. Spread filling over the bottom of cooled crust. Freeze for 20 minutes, or until firm.

For the whipped chocolate filling:

  1. Place chocolate, 1/2 cup of the cream, and vanilla in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Do not overheat. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the remaining 1 cup cream on medium speed until thick. Add chocolate mixture and beat until soft peaks form. Spread the whipped chocolate mixture over truffle filing in crust. Refrigerate overnight.

For the whipped cream topping:

  1. Before serving, beat cream on medium speed until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream over top of pie. Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve.

Recipe Notes

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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