Peppermint Chocolate Pie Recipe – A melt in your mouth decadent chocolate creamy peppermint hinted filling offset by a buttery flaky crust topped with whipped cream! If you love this pie, you will also love this Mint Chocolate Cake and Mississippi Mud Pie and Chocolate Chess Pie.
The holidays are officially here! Days spent drinking too much eggnog and regifting unfortunate presents are just around the corner. With that being said, we approach the holidays fully prepared to make the annual promise of a healthier lifestyle come New Year’s Day. So for a few weeks we expand the waistbands and indulge in the cakes, roasts, cookies and most importantly pies. Pie is my absolute favorite part of any holiday. From the homemade crust to the silky, sweet filling every bite is worth the indulgence. Whether it’s Buttermilk, Sweet Potato or Mississippi Mud you can count me in.
This season, I’m feeling particularly excited about the scents and flavors associated with the Winter months. Peppermint, ginger, plum and toasted nuts are a few of my top picks. Each one adds their own flare of nostalgia while also contributing unique, warm tastes. So as I prepare to roll my dough and create this year’s perfect holiday pie I’m taking my inspiration from these incredible flavors. Specifically, peppermint was just calling my name.
PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE PIE
Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie. Do I need to say anything more? The magic of this pie is made in several of its elements. The flaky and buttery crust, the melt in your mouth chocolate filling and the cooling subtle hint of peppermint extract. Every slice is light, perfectly balanced and full of rich, holiday-inspired flavor. I’d be lying if I said one slice was enough, so you’ll want to make extra.
And get your chocolate pie bake on this holiday season, and don’t forget to grab a Pyrex pie plate!!
Peppermint Chocolate Pie Recipe
For the Pie Crust
For the Pie Filling
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream plus 3 tablespoons divided
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup salted butter
- 2 large egg yolks lightly beaten
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- Garnish of whipped cream and crushed peppermint
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Prick bottom and sides of pastry with a fork. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake for 8 minutes; remove foil. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes more or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
- In a medium heavy saucepan over low heat, whisk together 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, chocolate, granulated sugar, and butter. Continue to stir and whisk for about 10 minutes or until chocolate completely melts then remove pan from heat.
- Next, quickly whisk ⅓ of hot mixture into the egg yolks making sure the yolks don’t scramble. Return egg yolk mixture to saucepan whisking quickly. Continue cooking over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes or until everything slightly thickens and begins to bubble then remove from heat. (Mixture might appear slightly curdled.)
- Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons of whipping cream and peppermint extract.
- Place saucepan in a bowl of ice water and let stand about 20 minutes or until mixture stiffens and becomes difficult to stir, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer chocolate mixture to a large Pyrex mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread chocolate mixture into pastry shell. Cover and chill for 5 to 24 hours. Top with whipped cream and peppermint and serve.
These look so good! I can’t wait to make them!
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I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet grandmother, Jocelyn! I wasn’t sure where to comment, so I’m sending my condolences here. I love the photos you shared on your email and I’m so glad that your grandmother could meet your precious baby. Love her beautiful name, Harmony by the way! Sending prayers, love and hugs to you. I have family in Mississippi too. xoxo p.s. Keep sharing those old recipes. They’re my favorite!
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I love chocolate and peppermint together! This pie looks and sounds yummy!