Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chocolate Icebox Pie

What's life without another Luby's pie recipe?!  Here is a great recipe for chocolate icebox pie (not Minnie's version-if you've read or watched The Help, you get what I'm sayin').  It's easy to bake, just keep an eye on the pie crust or it will end a little too golden ; )

2-1/2 cups milk, divided

1-1/3 cups granulated sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 7 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • 3 egg yolks, extra-large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 pie shell, 9-inch baked
  • whipped cream, sweetened for topping (optional)
  • chocolate curls or shavings for garnish (optional)
  • In a large, heavy bottom saucepan, bring 2 cups milk, sugar, cocoa, and butter to a boil. Remove from heat.

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together cornstarch, remaining milk, egg yolks, and vanilla.  Add a little of the cooked mixture to this to temper the eggs...a slow steady stream should do.  Once tempered, add this to the remaining cooked mixture, stirring constantly.

  • Bring heat back up, adjusting the burner to low. Mix with wire whisk until thick and smooth.

  • Stir in marshmallows and continue stirring until melted.

  • Pour into pie shell. Pat plastic wrap onto top of pie to avoid the pie forming a skin and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

    Recipe courtesy of Luby's 50th Anniversary Cookbook and was shared in the Houston Chronicle.
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Martha said...

This looks good! I do like icebox pies -- they're great to make ahead!

GardenofDaisies said...

No, not Minnie's version!! Your looks delicious!