As you know, Sunday is Easter, a day when consuming obscene amounts of chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, and the like is downgraded to a misdemeanor as we indulge our collective passion for chocolate.
What better day, then, to try this Chocolate Cream Pie with Oreo Crumb Crust?
If you’ve never made a cream pie before…or it’s been a while…rest assured that it’s one of the easiest pies you can add to your repertoire. There’s no pastry to prepare – just a simple crumb crust. No fruit to peel or pie bubbling over in the oven. Indeed, nothing to bake at all, aside from the crust.
Bottom line: if you can bring a saucepan of liquid to a boil, you can do this.
Don’t care for Oreos? Then use a graham cracker crust – even, heaven forbid!, one you purchase at the supermarket.
I suppose the most difficult thing about making any cream pie is waiting for the filling to cool off and chill overnight. No cheating on this point. Without the required layover in the fridge, your filling won’t have the cool, silky texture you crave.
Permission is granted, however, to do a less-than-thorough job scraping out the saucepan so you have plenty of chocolate filling to sample.
Happy Easter, and I hope you enjoy the pie.