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Chocolate Kahlua Pie

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When I saw this pie on Chris and Karen’s blog last week in the middle of everything else that was going on in my life, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Of course, the original recipe also calls for a Kahlua whipped cream topping…and while I have no doubt that it is wonderful, I left it out when I made my pie since all I was interested in last week was chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. That said, leaving out the topping didn’t at all diminish how delicious this pie was. As Chris and Karen said in their post, “Make this Chocolate Kahlua Pie when life is spinning out of control, when it all seems too much, and when you need to catch a break and no break is in sight. This pie heals everything.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Adapted from Chocolate Bar by Matt Lewis.

Place the chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl.

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In a medium sauce pan, pour in the milk, cream, and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and the other 1/2 cup of the sugar.

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In another small bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they begin to lighten in color. Add in the cornstarch mixture and vanilla and whisk until well-combined.

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Once the milk mixture has boiled, pour 1/3 of it into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to temper the eggs. Whisk in another 1/3 of the milk, and then pour the egg mixture into the sauce pan with the remaining milk. Reduce the heat and whisk until the mixture thickens, and then cook for a few minutes longer before turning off the heat. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into the bowl of chocolate.

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Whisk the mixture until the chocolate melts. Add the Kahlua and whisk until well-combined. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.

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Pour the filling into the crust, and then place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the chocolate. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.

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Posted by on January 28, 2011.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

28 Responses

  1. Love. So glad you liked it!

    by Chris @ The Peche on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

  2. Ah! I can see why… this looks unreal!

    by Jessica @ How Sweet on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

  3. This looks awesome!

    by Liz @ BLog is the New Black on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

  4. Oh my wow! This is exactly what I need to make this weekend. Wow!

    by Stephanie on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

  5. I actually have a small bottle of Kahlua that needs to be put to use! Oh, and anything with a graham cracker crust is on the fast track to being delicious, in my opinion.

    by Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

  6. Oh wow!! SO yum!!

    by Amanda on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

  7. Mmmm, boy does that look good or what?! Nice 🙂

    by Jenny Flake on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

  8. Delish! I love pie and love Kahlua.

    by naomi on Jan 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

  9. I saw this over at the peche, as well… And, yours looks absolutely fabulous! I love Kahlua!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Jan 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

  10. Looks heavenly!

    by Wenderly on Jan 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm

  11. Gorgeous pie! I want a slice:)

    by Maria on Jan 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm

  12. super yummy 🙂

    by snooky doodle on Jan 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm

  13. Pie Love! My nan makes this pie with regular pie crust, and it is SO GOOD. BOOZY BOOZY GOODNESS!

    by Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies on Jan 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm

  14. What a gorgeous pie and I can only imagine that the Kahlua makes this a really special dessert.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Jan 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

  15. Oh my goodness!! I would gobble this up in no time! Mmmmm.

    by Katrina on Jan 29, 2011 at 8:36 am

  16. I am making this one for sure! This is right up my alley of favorite desserts

    by Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. on Jan 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

  17. Oh my, the chocolate filling looks so creamy, I could definitely take a huge slice of it!

    by Sheena on Jan 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

  18. Chocolate always perks me up. A little Kahlua doesn’t hurt either:) This looks like chocolate heaven.

    by Raina on Jan 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

  19. Looks rich and yummy!

    by Beth on Jan 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

  20. This looks crazily delicious! i think the hardest part would be the 4 hours of waiting time for the pie to chill! LOL

    by Crustabakes on Jan 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

  21. WOW – this looks heavenly. I kinda wanna bathe in this filling.

    by Eliana on Jan 30, 2011 at 11:40 pm

  22. Thanks for making the recipes printable. I find so many blogs that you have to print everything just to get the recipe. Thanks again

    by Diana Rives on Jan 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm

  23. Mmm, this looks like 47 kinds of yum.

    by Karen @ Oldfangled on Jan 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  24. These look amazing! I have honestly never made soft pretzels before, but my kids would love them!

    by Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. on Feb 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

  25. chocolate & kalhua !! what a marriage !! just perfect

    by a frog in the cottage on Feb 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

  26. Oh my – I fell in love with this on Le Peche too… looks so good!

    by Kristen on Feb 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

  27. yum yum yum

    This looks delicious! I’m not a big fan of whipped topping on anything so, I’d make mine ‘naked’ like yours.

    So glad that I stumbled upon this

    by Rachel - A Southern Fairytale on Feb 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  28. I shared the link to this dessert with my boyfriend’s mother and she has made me promise to make it for Easter Sunday. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with US so I could have something to impress her with! 🙂

    by Michelle @ Taste As You Go on Mar 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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