I've said it before, and I'll say it again - one of the reasons why I enjoy food blogging as part of a group is that it pushes me to make things that I would never in a million years have chosen to make myself, and I am more often than not pleasantly surprised by the results.
Newsflash - the Verdict: This pie is incredibly rich - it knocks a sucker punch. The cream actually helps to smooth out some of the richness, so I would not leave it out. However, it was very popular at the party as well, making me a happy girl :)
You can check out hundreds of other versions of this chocolate cream pie, and have your fill, so to speak, by visting the TWD blogroll, and you can find the recipe at Kim's site (remembering that Kim will post behind me because we are in different time zones).