Cocoa Cream Pie

 

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Cocoa Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks , beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Strawberries , halved (optional)
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 packaged crumb crust (6 oz.) OR 1 baked 8-inch pastry shell , cooled

Instructions

  1. Stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in milk.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Boil 1 minute;
  3. remove from heat. Gradually stir about half of the hot filling into yolks. Return all to saucepan; heat
  4. to gentle boil. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  5. Pour into crust. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cool. Refrigerate until set,
  6. about 4 to 6 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and strawberries, if desired. Cover; refrigerate
  7. leftover pie. Makes 8 servings.

Recipe Notes

Reprinted with permission by HERSHEY'S Chocolate.