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What is a recipe for chocolate pudding pie?

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To make a chocolate pudding pie, whisk 1 package of chocolate instant pudding with 1 1/2 cups of cold milk for two minutes and spoon half into a pie crust; then, mix 1 cup of Cool Whip with the remaining half of the mixture, spoon over the pie, top with more Cool Whip and refrigerate. The pie takes about three hours to set.

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Alternatively, use egg yolks, cornstarch and chocolate to make the pudding filling and heavy cream and sugar for the topping. To make the filling, cook 2 1/2 cups of milk and 5 ounces of chopped semisweet chocolate over low heat until the chocolate melts. Meanwhile, whisk 4 egg yolks and 3/4 cup of sugar in a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Whisk the mixture until blended and continue whisking while slowly pouring in the chocolate mixture.

Transfer the filling to a saucepan and cook over medium heat for six to eight minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, stir for a minute and pour the mixture over a prepared crust. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate for two to three hours. Make the topping by whisking 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Spoon the topping over the pie, refrigerate and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.

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