Pie week continues! Today, I made you a gluten free pie that’s so good, you won’t even notice it caters to allergy sensitive folks.
Have you ever had meringue as a pie crust? It’s fabulous with chocolate cream pie. The meringue crust takes on a marshmallow flavor. When you add chocolate cream filling and whipped cream on top, you win the who-brought-the-best-pie-to-Thanksgiving contest. You did it!
This chocolate cream filling recipe is unusual in the fact that it does not contain milk. I’ve always made chocolate cream filling (chocolate pudding, essentially) with milk. Then, I made Kathleen King’s Chocolate Cupcakes with Pudding Frosting and discovered her amazing chocolate pudding recipe made without milk. I love its dark color and intense chocolate flavor.
This recipe makes 6 two-bite pies, but it’s easily scaled up to feed a crowd. I’ve successfully doubled the recipe for a dinner party. It’s best to assemble before serving; the pudding can soften the meringue crust.
I think it’s fun to line up the meringue crusts and have guests dollop on their own chocolate pudding. Put someone with a generous hand in charge squirting the whipped cream on top, and everyone is smiling and licking their fingers in no time. Chocolate just brings people together, doesn’t it?
Do you know what else brings people together? Winning free kitchen gadgets! I’m bringing you another giveaway today with the other ladies of Pie Week. FOUR lucky people will win prize packs with goodies from OXO and Le Creuset. Are ya ready? Let’s do this:
For the meringue crusts:
For the filling:
Looking for more Pie Inspiration? Check out what the other Pie Week ladies have created:
Lattice-topped Cranberry Blueberry Pie– The Baker Chick
Amish Peanut Butter Pie– Nutmeg Nanny
Whole Wheat Blueberry Hand Pies– Chocolate and Carrots
Bourbon Maple Pumpkin Pie– Eats Well with Others
Apple Pear Butter Pie– Bake or Break
Frosted Slab Apple Pie– Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Dulce de Leche Apple Hand Pies– Dinners Dishes and Desserts
Chipotle Southwest Mini Turkey Pot-Pies– Country Cleaver
Biscoff Ice Cream Pie– Carla’s Confections