Monday, February 6, 2012

Snuggles Chocolate Pie


I am a big fan of giving edible gifts for any occasion. This pie is a wonderful Valentine for my Valentine who asked for nothing more than a scrumptious chocolate pie. It turned out so good, I'm thinking of trying a white chocolate version - I'll let you know.

Since she was the only one home, Roo got this giant slice. I didn't hear any complaints - nor did she ask for lunch that day...


What you'll need:

1 pie crust
5 ounces unsweetened chocolate baking squares
5 eggs
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (to make pie)
1 cup heavy whipping cream (for top of pie)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
chocolate curls or shredded chocolate

What you do:

Bake empty pie crust according to package directions. Set aside to cool.

Chop chocolate squares into fourths and set aside.

In a medium sauce pan boil water. In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs and brown sugar. Set bowl over boiling water. (Make sure it doesn't touch the water) Wisk as you cook to 160 degrees. Remove from heat. Add chocolate. Stir until melted. Add vanilla. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

In a small bowl beat cream almost to butter. It should be a thick whipped cream with stiff peaks. (I didn't go that long on mine. Wish I had.) Add cream to cooled chocolate mixture. Stir together. Pour into prepared crust, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for four hours.

In a small bowl, beat whipping cream for topping. Once stiff peaks form add sugar and vanilla - beat. Remove plastic wrap form pie. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate curls or shredded chocolate.

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