OK, so I have CHOCOLATE on the brain!
I thought I'd repost this recipe of
Minny's Chocolate Pie, in case you missed it....enjoy!
My best guess on Minny's pie, is that it's a chocolate chess pie. When Hilly cuts herself a piece, the top has a crisp layer, while the inside is gooey with deep chocolate goodness. The recipe I'm using is from Food.com and here is the link: Chocolate Chess Pie. Minny topped her pie with whipped cream (and no...not Cool Whip!). I'll include instructions for that later. It's also good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...yeah!
Does anyone care that I don't make my own pie crust? Good! because I don't! Pillsbury does a great job. I also like Marie Calender's frozen pie crusts in the freezer dept. (very flaky and like homemade, except for the machine stamped edges) So first, I pull out my Pillsbury pie crust and let it set out for 15 minutes. Unroll and lay in pie pan, then crimp edges...the fun part!
CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
- 1Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
- 2Combine sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt.
- 3Blend in milk.
- 4Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
- 5Add butter and vanilla, beat until smooth.
- 6Pour into prebaked pie shell.
- 7Bake in 325* oven for 55-60 minutes.
I did not prebake the pie shell, as the original recipe said and it turned out fine. I also put foil coverings around pie crust edges after 20 minutes, so as not to burn. Easy cheesey!
To make whipped cream, pour a pint into your mixing bowl and beat with beaters, until soft peaks form. To test, turn off mixer and lift beaters straight up out of bowl. If cream makes a peak and the top folds over, then you've got soft peaks. If they stand up straight, then you have stiff peaks. Add 1-2 tablespoons of powdered sugar at this point, and continue beating until you have stiff peaks.
Enjoy your pie! It's good Food! And for your listening pleasure....I do love this song!
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