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Black and White Cream Pie

Ready for some new shenanigans?  How about we start with pie?

Black and White Cream Pie  

When I first started cooking I used to make something called “Oreo Pie”.  It was made with an Oreo crust, chocolate and vanilla instant pudding, and whipped topping.  It was easy, it tasted pretty good, and when sliced it looked fairly impressive.  That pie was my beginner attempt at recipe creation and it was always popular.

Black and White Cream Pie 

Now, many years later, I make pudding from scratch and I thought I would revisit this old favorite of mine.  I started with a chocolate graham crust, made dark chocolate pudding, vanilla bean pudding, and homemade whipped cream. 

 Black and White Cream Pie

It was a VAST improvement over the original in flavor.  The chocolate is richer, the vanilla is more fragrant, and the crust is more crisp.  It does not hurt that is is also just as impressive when sliced!

Black and White Cream Pie   Yield 1 – 9″ pie

For the crust:
1 1/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar

For the chocolate filling:
1 cup milk, 2% or higher
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon butter
1 ounce chopped bittersweet chocolate

For the vanilla filling:
1 cup milk, 2% or higher
1/3 cup sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla, or vanilla bean paste
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon butter

For the whipped cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Cocoa powder, optional

Heat the oven to 350F.

Black and White Cream Pie 

In a medium bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar until all the crumbs are coated in butter.  Pour into a 9″ pie pan and press evenly into the pan.  Bake for 10 minutes, then allow to cool completely.

Black and White Cream Pie 

In a medium sauce pan combine the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and egg yolk.  Whisk until very well incorporated then cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to simmer and thicken.  Remove from the heat and add the vanilla, butter and chopped chocolate and stir until melted.  Pour through a strainer into a separate bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Allow to cool slightly.

Black and White Cream Pie 

In a medium sauce pan combine the milk, sugar, cornstarch, and egg yolk.  Whisk until very well incorporated then cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to simmer and thicken.  Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and butter and stir until melted.  Pour through a strainer into a separate bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Allow to cool slightly.

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To assemble, in the prepared crust pour in the vanilla filling.  Carefully spread it so it is smooth.   Gently spoon over the chocolate filling over the vanilla filling.  Smooth the top and cover with plastic.  Chill for at least four hours, or overnight.

When you are ready to serve whip the cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla until it reaches soft peaks.  Spoon the whipped cream over the pie.  Dust with cocoa powder if desired.

Black and White Cream Pie 

Enjoy!

Black and White Cream Pie

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21 Responses to “Black and White Cream Pie”

  1. Maria says:

    Wow, this pie looks so creamy and delicious! Black and white are my favorite colors too-they were our wedding colors:)

  2. This looks fantastic. I’m impressed how consistant the layers look… I’m always afraid with pudding filling that the different layers will all smoosh together when it’s cut.

  3. Eliana says:

    This looks incredible. Wish I could have some for a post-lunch dessert today!

  4. Jim says:

    Spread it on my thighs, Cuz it’s going to end up there anyway.

  5. Yum! This looks like my kind of pie! I think it’d be good with some espresso in the vanilla layer… Kind of like a latte pudding. :) Don’t mind me, I’m on a coffee kick at the moment.

  6. I love how perfect that slice is! Looks delicious.

  7. I’m drooling!! But I’ll have to wait a little longer to make this as I gave up chocolate for lent. Grr… hehehe… Oh, the temptation.

  8. Mags says:

    I love layered desserts like this. So YUMMY looking!

  9. Brad says:

    Mmmmm that pie is amazing, wish I could take a bite

  10. Tania says:

    Beautiful! It looks very delicious!

  11. Alta says:

    Evil indeed! This looks so tasty. I could eat it for breakfast.

  12. ValleyWriter says:

    I’ve never made pudding from scratch – so I’m very impressed! It looks delicious!

  13. Lucy says:

    What a pie – I love the layers, they look fab. This looks truly delicious :)

  14. Yum Yucky says:

    I’ll have two slices, but can you also make me a side of this crust all by itself? I LOVE CRUST!!!!

  15. Such a beautiful pie!! It really is making me drool – perfect for Chocolate Friday at my blog!

  16. Voted today 2/19. Good luck with the Cake Off. Great thing you did!

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