Chocolate SweeTEA Pie

Chocolate SweeTEA Pie

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8 Bigelow® Sweetheart Cinnamon Herb Tea Bags*
¾ cups hot whole milk
10 graham crackers, broken into pieces
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
4 large egg yolks
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - 9" pie plate
Freshly whipped cream (recipe below)

Variations:  Substitute the same number of tea bags of any of these Bigelow varieties:    Plantation Mint, or Darjeeling.


This decadent pie is a perfect way to end Valentine's Day dinner with your sweetheart.  Bigelow's ® Sweetheart Cinnamon or Raspberry RoyaleTM tea infuses the filling with flavor, making it an extra special treat.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set the rack on the middle setting.

Place the graham crackers into the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse until crackers are fine crumbs.  Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and melted butter, and pulse until combined. 

Pour mixture into the pie plate and press firmly onto the bottom and sides. 

Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden.  Cool completely on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, place tea bags in the hot milk. Allow to steep for 5-7 minutes, and then remove tea bags, gently squeezing out liquid from bags.

In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, 2/3 cup of sugar, cornstarch and salt.  Place pan on stove-top and turn heat to medium-high.  While whisking, add tea infused milk.  Bring mixture to a low simmer while whisking vigorously.  While continuing to whisk, add chocolate chips.  Continue to whisk mixture at a low simmer until thickened into a custard, about 5-7 minutes total.

Pour chocolate custard into cooled crust.  Allow to cool completely before topping with whipped cream (*recipe below).   Place entire pie into refrigerator to chill approximately 3 hours.  Serve chilled.


*Whipped Cream

1 cup cold whipping cream or heavy cream

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Place all ingredients in a large bowl.  Using an electric mixer, beat until stiff peaks are formed.  Spoon or pipe onto the cooled chocolate pie.

Nutritional Information:

Serving size   1 slice (1/8th of pie)

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 452
Protein 6 grams 12%
Carbohydrate 42 grams 14%
Total Fat 31 grams 47%
Alcohol 0.2 grams
Cholesterol 173 milligrams 58%
Saturated Fat 18 grams 89%
Monounsaturated Fat 9 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 grams
Trans Fatty Acid 0 grams
Total Dietary Fiber 2 grams 6%
Total Sugar 32 grams
Percentage of calories
Protein 5%
Carbohydrate 36%
Total Fat 59%
Alcohol 0%
Vitamins & Mineral
Sodium 181 milligrams 8%
Potassium 235 milligrams 7%
Vitamin A  261 Retinol Equivalent 18%
Vitamin C 0.2 milligrams 0%
Calcium 137 milligrams 14%
Iron 1 milligrams 7%
Vitamin D (ug) 2 micrograms 17%
Thiamin 0.09 micrograms 6%
Riboflavin 0.3 milligrams 16%
Niacin 0.5 milligrams 3%
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 0.08 milligrams 4%
Folic Acid 25 milligrams 6%
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) 0.6 micrograms 10%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Good Source of Potassium


Chocolate SweeTEA Pie

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