Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Pudding Pie

Serves 8 to 10

Chocolate Caramel Crust:

  • Makes one (9-inch) crust

Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (7-oz.) bag MI-DEL® Chocolate Caramel Bite-Size Cookies, finely crushed (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 5 tbsp. coconut oil or butter, melted

Pie Crust Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In bowl, toss the cookie crumbs with oil or butter. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate. Bake until light golden, about 10 minutes. Cool completely before filling.

Chocolate Pudding Filling:

  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup demerara sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, for serving

Filling Directions

  1. Place chocolate in a large bowl. In heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together milk and 1/4 cup sugar until mixture begins to bubble around edges.
  2. In separate large bowl, whisk together yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisking the yolks constantly, slowly pour in the hot milk mixture. Return mixture to the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens, about 3 minutes. (Do not let mixture come to a boil or it will curdle). Remove from heat immediately and strain into the bowl of chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Let chocolate custard filling cool 15 minutes. Pour custard into cooled crust and smooth surface with spatula. Let pie cool to room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Top with whipped cream before serving.