Monday, July 02, 2007

Chocolate Pie

Prepare a baked pie shell.

In the blender combine:

1 cup sugar 2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup all purpose flour 3 egg yolks
1/2 tsp salt

Pour contents of blender into a double boiler and cook over - not in - boiling water for 10 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir constantly and do not walk away, as it is easy to curdle this mixture.

Remove from heat and add:

2 Tbs butter
2 oz cut up or grated unsweetened chocolate
2 tsp vanilla

Cool slightly before tourning into the crust. Top with meringue made from the remaining egg whites.

Meringue Topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whip until frothy 3 egg whites and then add 1/4 tsp cream of tartar. Continue to whip until they are stiff, but not dry. They should stand in peaks that lean over slightly, when the beater is removed. Beat in one tablespoon at the time 3-4 Tbs of sugar. Do not overbeat. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla.

Spread over pie. Bake 10 - 15 mins in preheated oven.

Taken from Joy of Cooking.

1 comment:

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