Vintage Sweet Treat! - Chocolate Cream Pie

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Alright all you chocolate & vintage lovers! Your worlds are about to collide! This is the easiest and tastiest recipe & it was a very popular dessert in the 30s & 40s! You may be familiar with it as a delicious diner go to. Chocolate cream pie is super simple & cheap to make and best of all, it's TASTY!    
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1 ready-made pie crust (I made my own and baked it beforehand)
½ cups cocoa
¼ cup cornstarch OR ½ c. all purpose flour
3 egg yolks (I used the egg whites in mine)
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Silicone spatula
Pot (the kind you COOK in)
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Mix cocoa, cornstarch, sugar, and salt together & place in pot.  
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Step 2
Mix the milk, eggs, & vanilla together in a separate bowl.
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Over medium-high heat, gradually add the vanilla, egg, & milk mixture. 
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Step 4
STIR!!! I stirred mine continuously for about 15 minutes. You will want to cook it until it thickens & then beat it smooth. It takes a little while for the mixture to thicken up, just keep whisking (about 10-15 min). 
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Pour into your pre-baked pie shell & put in the fridge to chill. I left mine in for about an hour and 1/2.

Serve diner style! Chilled with a whipped cream topping! ;)

Until next time!
~Steph @ Calamity Layne
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