This week I wanted something special and sweet for my blog since I am having a birthday. Because of my birthday, I want you all to have some chocolate to eat to celebrate with me. If you can’t make something chocolate, or eat something chocolate, then just gaze at this picture and dream about chocolate for a minute.
I call this “Emmie Demmie Pudding Pie” and it is a special treat in my house. Not because it is hard to make but because it is easy to make and tastes incredible. And because it is so easy, I can make it during the week, which is not the usual time for a special treat.
We simply love chocolate in my house. My family was very happy to see and eat this pie last week; I decided to celebrate my birthday early because I needed a picture for this recipe.
I remembered after I made this pie last week, that last week included “pi day.” If you are not in middle school or do not have a middle schooler, then you may not be familiar with “pi day.” “Pi day” is March 14th – pi equals 3.14, ring a bell? My children taught me about “pi day” when they were in middle school and for many years I made this pie on March 14th to celebrate. Maybe this will start a new tradition in your house – “pi day” is for eating Emmie Demmie Pudding Pie!
4 oz. of semi-sweet baking chocolate
¼ cup of butter
1/2 cup of flour
¾ cup of sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ½ cups of cold mile
2 pkg. (4-serving size) instant pudding
Cool Whip topping or whipped cream
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease and flour a pie dish.
3. In a medium bowl, add the chocolate and butter and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Then stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
4. Mix sugar, eggs and vanilla into the chocolate. Stir until well blended.
5. Then add the flour to the chocolate mixture. Stir until well blended.
6. Pour the chocolate mixture into the pie dish and bake for 25-28 minutes. Do not overcook.
7. When the pie is done, cool completely then make the pudding.
8. In a medium bowl, add the milk to the pudding and stir for 1 minute – really just one minute! I have over stirred before and then the pudding doesn’t firm up, but stays runny – yuck! And this is very disappointing….. While stirring, break up the lumps of pudding. After one minute, let the pudding sit for 2 minutes and it will firm up. Don’t stir during these 2 minutes.
9. Put the pudding on top of the chocolate in the pie dish and refrigerate until cold.
10. Serve with the cool whip or whipped cream.