Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

1 cup heavy cream

3.5 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped (I used Moser Roth 85%)

3 egg yolks, slightly beaten

1 teaspoon mint extract

1 tablespoon bourbon

2 tablespoons butter

1 prepared graham cracker crust

3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips, for garnish

Whipped cream, optional

In a double boiler, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in milk and cream. Cook and stir over medium heat, adding the chocolate a little at a time. Continue to cook and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is thickened. Stir a small amount of the hot mixture into the egg yolks, then add the yolks to the chocolate mixture. Cook and stir about 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Add mint extract, bourbon, and butter; stir until well combined. Cover the hot mixture with plastic wrap and allow to cool. When cooled, pour into prepared crust. Refrigerate until set. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top and serve with whipped cream, if desired.

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