This has become one of Max's favorite things. I'm proud to say that he doesn't ask to go to Baker's Square anymore, he asks me to make this.
I take a refrigerator crust and spread it out on the bottom of a 13x9, bake and fill. Your oven doesn't have to be on very long to do that, so it's a great summer treat. I don't adjust the filling, it's just a bit less.
These photos are my repeat so it's with a traditional pie crust.
What you'll need:
1 C softened Butter
1 1/2 C Sugar
4 (1 oz) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
2 t Vanilla
4 Pasteurized Eggs
1 prepared Crust...I used an Oreo Crust
Melt chocolate in microwave or on the stove top. Cool for about 5 minutes. Cream your butter and sugar with an electric mixer for a couple of minutes. IF you have a Kitchen Aid, this is a recipe to use it on. Use the whisk attachment.
Add melted chocolate and vanilla and beat, you might want to scrape down the side of the bowl. Turn the speed up to a 6 on your mixer and add an egg, beat for 3 minutes, keep adding eggs until all 4 are added, beating 3 minutes after each addition. Pour mixture into prepared crust, cover with some Saran Wrap and chill at least 2 hours before topping with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
To make the whipped cream
Small container of Whipping Cream
1 t Vanilla extract
Whip it until it's firming up. Add 3/4 Powdered Sugar and whip until stiff. Top pie.
To make Chocolate shavings, I just used a peeler and peel a Hershey's chocolate bar over the top.
After you've beaten your butter and sugar, add cooled melted chocolate
Ready to chill, I put some saran wrap on top just to be sure it wouldn't get chewy.
Top with Whipped Cream and chocolate shavings
No need for a back up with this pie