Friday, December 25, 2009

Chocolate Pudding Pie for a Great Christmas


First of all, here's wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a Happy New year too! May you have the best times of your life ahead of you! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays - and we have a LOT, here in India - simply because of the whole 'giving' spirit entwined with it. It's such a beautiful feeling. And plus, it brings on the party season!! :)

Slice of chocolate pudding pie

This pie, in all truth, goes completely against the spirit of Christmas. It's one that you will horde for yourself, instead of sharing. But still, it's the pie to make today, for Christmas. /ou can make two, one for the others, one for yourself :P You won't be sorry!

I kind of messed up with the meringue in this pie, so if you are making this, I would recommend using the meringue recipe from the Lemon Meringue Pie instead. So I'm just going ahead and including that recipe in the post.

Chocolate Pudding Pie
Recipe by Me

1 chocolate cookie crust - store-bought or homemade, I used homemade - bake for 15 minutes at 350 F [180 C]
1 recipe chocolate pudding filling [recipe below]
1 recipe meringue [recipe below]

Chocolate pudding pie

For chocolate pudding -

1.5 oz chocolate - I used semi-sweet
1/2 cup [120 g] sugar
5 tbsp [50 g] flour
1 1/2 cup [400 g] milk
1/2 tsp vanilla - I used a vanilla bean
3 yolks
2 tbsp [30 g] butter

Instructions -
  1. In a small bowl, mix the flour and milk together until it becomes homogenous.
  2. In a saucepan, mic together the chocolate, sugar, flour mixture, vanilla and yolks.
  3. Don't worry about the yolks cooking or anything, nothing of the sort will happen.
  4. Take off the heat, and stir in the butter.
  5. Allow to cool, and then pour onto the baked crust.
Meringue topping -
Adapted from Leiths Baking Bible
This is the other meringue recipe that I used in the lemon meringue pie, and it works perfectly.

3 tbsp water
2 tsp cornflour.
3 egg whites
1/3 cup [85 g] caster sugar

Instructions -
  1. Place the water and cornflour in a clean saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the mixture is thick and translucent [same as above]
  2. Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Whisk in the sugar, gradually.
  3. Whisk in the cornflour gel until incorporated.
  4. Add this meringue on top of the baked lemon cream filling, using a knife to make peaks.
  5. Sprinkle a little extra caster sugar. [Do not use powdered sugar, trust me!!!!]
  6. Put the pie back into the oven, and bake for about 15 minutes, until the topping is light brown.
  7. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.
  8. You're done!!! :)
 Here's the picture of the screwed up meringue, which came off very easily from the pie, but I would suggest retaining for a good balance of tastes and textures.

Sliced chocolate pudding pie

P.S - This is a scheduled post, I'm off vacationing in Europe at this time. See you in about 10 days!!!!


  1. Have a wonderful vacation.
    Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year and Keep on baking! Rosie

  3. mmm chocolate pudding! What a pretty plate in the first photo of the pie.

    Wishing you a fantastic 2010!

  4. this looks so good... hope you had fun travelling

  5. Aparna - Thank you so much! Wish you the same!

    Rosie - You too xD

    Erika - :D I love that plate too! Just picked it up on a whim!

    Justin - Thanks! I sure did!

    Sweet and Savory - Thank you :D

  6. WOw!! So rich, chocolaty and decadent!! Love it!!

  7. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about Christmas! It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.


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