1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup cornstarch/or arrowroot powder (or 1/2 cup all purpose flour)
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
9 ” pre-baked pie shell
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 120mins
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, beaten egg yolks; sugar and salt, then add milk gradually, while stirring in a pot over med-high heat.
Cook until thick, beating it smooth. While stirring, mix in the vanilla. Cream pies take some time to thicken, so stir… and stir (10 to 15 minutes).
Using a heavy bottom pan really helps. Just keep it up until it thickens. Pour into a pre-baked pie shell.
Put in the fridge to chill for several hours before serving.
Add whipped cream, cool whip, or a baked meringue for the topping if you like 🙂