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Skill Level: Intermediate Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 9-inch baked pastry shell or crumb crust, cooled
  • 5 sections (1/2 oz. each) HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Prepare pastry shell; cool.
  2. Combine chocolate and 2 cups milk in medium saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture boils. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir together sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in medium bowl. Blend remaining 1 cup milk into egg yolks; stir into sugar mixture. Gradually add to chocolate mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour into prepared pastry shell; press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cool; refrigerate until well chilled. Top with whipped cream, if desired. 8 to 10 servings.