Mexican chocolate pie

Mexican chocolate pie is salty and a bit spicy, but also sweet and smooth. What's not to love about that?

Mexican chocolate pie
30 minutes 12 people Pie and cake
Mexican chocolate pie


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  • 200 gram dry cookies
  • 100 gram butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (depending on the sweetness of the dry cookies)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white
  • pinch of salt
  • 200 gram sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • half a teaspoon of salt
  • 1,5 teaspoon ground chilli
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 700 ml full-fat milk
  • 150 gram dark chocolate
Mexican chocolate pie ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Oven
  • Springform (24 cm)
  • Silicone kitchen brush
  • Rolling-pin or food processor (for crumbling the cookies)
  • Medium-sized pan
  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Stand mixer or handmixer with the whisk attachment
  • Spatula


30 minutes 12 people Pie and cake

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

PRE-HEAT the oven to 190 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit. GREASE the spring form with butter and set aside. CRUMBLE the cookies, there are a lot of ways to get the result you like. 

Use a food processor, blender or even a rolling pin to crush the cookies. Keep a few cookie crumbs aside for garnish. Slowly MELT the butter in the small saucepan, let it cool off for a few minutes. 

COMBINE the cookie crumbs, melted butter, egg white, cinnamon and salt. PRESS the cookie mixture in the springform to create a pie crust. BAKE the pie crust in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until beautifully golden brown.

Let the pie crust cool off completely. 

Mexican chocolate pie
Mexican chocolate pie

Making the Mexican chocolate pie filling -- 15 minutes + waiting time

Slowly heat milk in a medium-sized pan. COMBINE sugar, salt, egg yolk, cornstarch, cocoa powder, instant coffee powder and chilli in the bowl of your stand mixer. ADD one egg at a time until you've reached a smooth mixture.

CHOP the dark chocolate in small pieces and melt them in the hot milk. Keep on mixing the egg mix and POUR in the hot milk. POUR the mixture back into the medium-sized pan and simmer on low heat.

Keep on mixing to prevent it from burning, until the mixture thickens. That will take about 5 minutes or less. 

Chocolate pie filling
Chocolate pie filling

PLACE the pan in cold water for about 10 minutes, keep on stirring it occasionally to prevent it from creating lumps. When the chocolate mixture has cooled off slightly, pour it into the pie form. 

Cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Garnish with cookie crumbs and enjoy!

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