Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate! Isn’t that always the case?
The same is true with pie dough! Regular pie dough is amazing in itself, but add chocolate and…mind blown.
A Chocolaty Take On Pie Dough
All-Butter Chocolate Pie Dough is a chocolaty take on my simple all-butter pie dough and has all the qualities of a regular pie dough…flaky, buttery, crazy delicious, but is a little bit more sweet with an obvious flavor of chocolate.
What Cocoa Powder Do I Use?
I use cocoa powder to add the chocolate flavor, natural or Dutched processed cocoa powder will work perfectly. Although, using Dutched processed will impart a deeper, more chocolaty taste. My favorite cocoa powder to use! I also like the Hershey brand Special Dark. It’s a combination of natural and Dutched cocoa powders.
You most definitely can’t go wrong with this chocolaty sweet dough! Use in place of plain pie dough to enhance your sweet treats and add a fun chocolaty spin! Pie dough isn’t the whole show, but you definitely notice it! I’m, personally, in love with crust, so it’s a big deal! Use this unique crust in a pecan pie, strawberry pie, cherry pie, or even a pumpkin pie. Pair it with any filling you’d like! Get creative!
Don’t Be Intimidated
Don’t be intimidated in the slightest by this dough. It’s very easy and you can use multiple tools to get the job done! Whatever you’re comfortable with. Use a pastry cutter, a fork, your fingers or a food processor. I really don’t have a preference, although, if I’m in a hurry I use a food processor, and if I don’t feel like doing dishes…I just use my hands! The difference between the final products are minimal. The dough made by hand is a bit more flaky, if you’re looking to be picky, but nothing extremely noticeable. My family just knows it’s delicious all the same!
Let’s Start Making Chocolate Pie Dough
To make, simply cut your butter into the flour, cocoa powder, sugar and salt until the texture is sand like. Next, add cold, cold water. Mix it until it comes together without being too dry or too wet! Add more flour or water as needed. Form into a disk and cover with plastic wrap.
Place into the refrigerator for 30 min or until you’re ready to use! For pies, dust your counter with flour and roll out until about 1/4 in thick. Place into your pie dish and cut around the edges. Crimp or press with a fork for a textured edge. Save the extra to decorate the top if necessary.
Fill with your favorite pie filling and bake accordingly, or blind bake. Meaning to completely bake the pie dough and cool before adding the filling. This is necessary for pies that will not be baked such as refrigerated or frozen pies.
All-Butter Chocolate Pie Dough
Buttery, flaky and chocolaty! The perfect complement to many pie fillings!
- 2 2/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup Unsalted Butter cubed
- 3 1/2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Cold Water
In a large bowl or food processor, add the flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar and salt. Mix together.
Cut in the butter until the mixture is sand like in texture.
Add the cold water, starting with ¼ cup and adding 1 Tbsp at a time until the dough is not dry yet is not sticky either.
Form into a disk shape and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 min or until needed.
Definitely give this recipe a try and pair with your favorite pie filling! If you’re not into chocolate, heaven forbid, or just want simple, try my All-Butter Pie Dough. Perfect for savory or sweet treats!
Keep it Sweet!
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