I made this pie yesterday at my Aunt’s house and it was delicious! Everyone raved. YUM! I can’t remember if I left the butter out or melted it in the pan with the sugar and eggs. Sooo…my pie didn’t exactly follow the recipe I guess. But I can’t exactly remember. I also made a pecan pie and forgot the butter, so I’m on a roll of forgetting butter I guess. I also made my own pie crust. I’m not a fan of store-bought pie crust.
- 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
- Whipped cream and chocolate curls, optional
Cut pastry sheet in half. Repackage and refrigerate one half for another use. On a lightly floured surface, roll out remaining half into an 8-in. circle. Transfer to a 7-in. pie plate; flute edges. Line shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 4 minutes. Remove foil; bake 2 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and eggs until well blended. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla until smooth. Cool to lukewarm (90°), stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.(I definitely skipped this. I may have put the butter in the saucepan, but I can’t remember) (Where is my brain??)
Add cooled chocolate mixture; beat on high speed for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
In another large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture.
Pour into crust. Chill for at least 6 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6 servings.
Pamela Napierala said:
Sounds delicious! I will definitely have to try this recipe. Desserts are my weakness, LOL! Just wondering how your leg is doing? Any more improvements? Still praying for you and your brother and his finance. You are all an inspiration to me!