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Recipe for most decadent chocolate pie?

ah6tyfour | Nov 8, 2011 10:34 PM

Hi everyone!

I have a box of Scharffen Berger and Valrhona chocolate bars (70% and 66% as well as pure baking chocolate). There is a pie contest coming up at work. What is your most decadent chocolate pie recipe? I'm looking for something very bittersweet with a very nice smooth texture.

The current plan is to add some espresso and a hint of cayenne. I'll also have to figure out how to get some citrus in there to brighten it up (either just adding lemon zest directly into the chocolate filling or making a meringue with zest...or an orange/lemon sauce to layer in-between the chocolate.

I'll be doing some trial runs this weekend, so I'd appreciate any chocolate pie recipes. My additions shouldn't change the recipe much. It's going to be a fun weekend =)

PS. What's the difference between a chocolate pie filling and a chocolate tart filling? Is the tart filling much more dense? There's a recipe on the Scharffen Berger website for a chocolate tart and it cites a Joel Robuchon book.


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