Black Bottom Icebox Pie

By Eat More Chocolate Team    ,   

September 22, 2015

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With a rich, creamy filling and melt-in-your-mouth crust, this is quite possibly the best chocolate pie ever.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • 15 mins

    15 mins



Pulse chocolate wafers in a food processor 8 to 10 times or until finely crushed. Stir together wafer crumbs and butter, and firmly press mixture on bottom, up sides, and onto lip of a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Freeze crust 30 minutes. Whisk together 2/3 cup sugar and 3 Tbsp. cornstarch in a 3-qt. heavy saucepan.

Whisk together egg yolks and milk in a small bowl; whisk yolk mixture into sugar mixture in pan, and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture thickens. Cook 1 more minute. Remove from heat.

Microwave chocolate in a microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk melted chocolate, rum, and vanilla into thickened filling. Spoon filling into prepared crust. Place plastic wrap directly onto filling (to prevent a film from forming), and chill 8 to 24 hours.

Beat whipping cream and 1/4 cup sugar at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Top pie with whipped cream, and garnish, if desired.



1 (9-oz.) package chocolate wafers

1/2 cup butter, melted

2/3 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

4 egg yolks

2 cups milk

2 (4-oz.) bittersweet chocolate baking bars, chopped

1 tablespoon dark rum

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup sugar

Garnish: bittersweet chocolate shavings