1prepared chocolate crumb crust - I use store-bought
3egg yolks - from large-size eggs
Whipped Cream Topping
1cupcold heavy cream
Finely-chopped chocolate for garnish - optional
Melt bittersweet chocolate in a 4-cup glass bowl by microwaving at 50% power for 2 minutes. Stir once after one minute. Set aside to cool slightly.
Add milk, sugar, flour, salt, and egg yolks, (in that order) to a blender. Blend 5 seconds and pour into a 2-quart glass microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave 5-9 minutes on HIGH. After cooking 4 minutes, whisk until it is smooth, then every minute thereafter until cream mixture heavily coats a spoon. Remember that it will get thicker as it chills. (If not thick, keep adding time until it thickens. Microwave ovens vary wildly.)
Pour the pastry cream through a strainer only if you see lumps.
Add butter and vanilla, whisking until smooth.
Pour half of the hot filling into the bowl of melted chocolate. Stir until smooth.
Assembling the pie: (See the video to watch this in action.)
Pour half of the vanilla batter into the pie crust, carefully spreading it across the bottom and up the sides of the crust.
Add half of the chocolate filling on top by pouring into the middle, carefully spreading it over the top of the first vanilla layer. Leave a margin of vanilla filling around the outside. Work fast before the cream can cool too much and thicken.
Continue alternating flavors, adding half of the remaining filling to the center of the pie. It will begin to make a mound.
When all filling is used, cover with plastic wrap. Use your hand to gently push the cream filling from the center toward the edges until it's flat. Be careful not to disturb the rings. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.
Sweetened Whipped Cream:
Beat heavy cream and vanilla extract until the cream starts to form soft peaks.
Add confectioners sugar. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Use immediately or store in the fridge for 2-3 hours
Cover with sweetened whipped cream and chopped chocolate. Slice and serve.
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