chocolate cream pie & weck jars {with video}

My friend, Cat, bought some of my favorite tiny, little pie-making Weck jars this week and she texted me to ask which pie to make which reminded me of something important.

Friends. If you are stretched thin and only have a little bit of time to make a pie ~ pick chocolate. However, if the time fairies shows up and you have over an hour ~ make chocolate and coconut.

Because then you can have both. Mixy-moo-ed together. (Cat thought of this idea: She calls it Almond Joy. There are actually no almonds in that tiny chocolate + coconut delight. But it does bring joy.)

The best thing about both of the custard recipes is you can fix them ahead of time. And then pop it in the fridge til you’re ready to use them. You can also make the pie crust ahead of time. Here’s the easy no roll crust recipe.

If you don’t have Weck jars, pull out the pyrex. They’re pretty cute, too.

After you make (and bake) the crust, it’s time … here is the easiest, most delicious chocolate custard recipe you’re gonna find. Mmmmm.

Chocolate Cream Pie

1/3 c flour * 3/4 c sugar * 1/4 t salt * 1/4 c cocoa * 3/4 c water * 1 c milk * 4 egg yolks * 1 t vanilla * 1 T butter

In a heavy saucepan, combine flour, sugar, salt and cocoa. Mix well then move to cook top. On medium heat, gradually stir in water and milk. Stir until smooth ~ 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk egg yolks in separate bowl. Slowly add yolks and bring to a boil, whisking continually until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla. Allow to cool.

After making the custard (both hopefully ~ here’s the coconut recipe), drop a few tablespoons in a cooked and cooled pie lined jar. Then top with whipped cream. Serve right away … or store in the fridge.

Super easy, watch and see …

{trouble seeing video in reader? click here. and oh, so much better in 1080p HD}

remember now … eat happy! (it’s a gift.)

crazy fun video by laura lee

ps. If you need Christmas DIY ideas, check out Stephanie Lynn’s Sunday Showcase party ~ it’s loaded with ideas!

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Comments

  1. ssgraves says

    I’m not much of a baker but your recipes seemed like something I could attempt. My husband loves chocolate creme pie so I got some Weck jars and I wanted to surprise him. But I have a few questions on your recipes.
    1. On the no roll crust – How much dough did you put in each jar? What temp do I bake the crust and how long?
    2. On the whipping cream. What is considered heavy cream? I bought 1/2 & 1/2 but my whip cream never whipped? Can you tell me how much to use of each item maybe that was my mistake? Like I said I’m not much of a baker except from the box :)
    3. On the choc cream pie – How much butter is needed, it’s not listed?
    Thanks and sorry for all the questions, baking is new to me.

    • SDavis says

      I just know you can do this!!
      1. I pushed in about 2 T of pastry and baked at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
      2. Heavy cream is different than half & half. Look for ‘heavy cream’ or ‘whipping cream.’ The problem was not the amount ~ it was the half & half.
      3. It’s 1 tablespoon butter … I fixed that! Thanks for noticing!!
      Happy baking!

  2. says

    I love pie in a jar, I love chocolate cream pie and coconut cream pie, and my hubby loves the first but not the second, and I hate making pie crust, so I’ve just printed out those three recipes of yours! We can each have what we love most! I also followed the link to the Amazon page for the Weck jars, (yep, I love those, too!) and I have a question. They only show one jar and a price of $15.52. In the customer comments section someone says that the price is for 6 jars. Is that the real amount? I can’t find a way to ask Amazon, so I’m hoping that you know.

    Thank you for the fun new recipes to try! I love anything I can put in a canning jar and make lots of MMREs for the old hubs and I. (That’s Mom’s Meals, Ready To Eat)

    • SDavis says

      Ummm. I was bothered by conflicting reports on Amazon about whether that was 1 jar or 6 jars. Should be 6 for that price but until it’s more clear, I changed the link to Crate & Barrel. You can also purchase them at Williams Sonoma.
      So happy you’re enjoying the pie recipes! Yay!!!

  3. Megan Wise says

    It’s like you read my mind! husband just mentioned loving chocolate cream pie and I’ve never made it. I love having your recipes in my arsenal. My family does, too! :)

  4. says

    Yes. Yes. Yes! I’m makin pie this weekend! And, I’m squeezing in time for coconut because when a girl needs some joy, coconut is always married to her chocolate ♥

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