Black Bottom Pie Recipe

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Black Bottom Pie

Ellen Dempsey

By
@gjw

This is a pie that once was served at Weidmanns Restaurant in Meridian Ms.I remember my mother talking about this. I recently came across this recipe.I wish my mother was alive so I could make it for her.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

24 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

16
ginger snaps (crushed

CRUST

3 Tbsp
butter, melted

CHOCOLATE CUSTARD

2 c
whole milk,scalded
4
egg yolks,well beaten (reserve whites)
1/2 c
sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 1/2
chocolate, unsweetened squares cut into pieces
1 tsp
vanilla extract

SECOND MIXTURE

1 Tbsp
gelatin, unflavored
2 Tbsp
cold water
4
egg whites
1/2 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
2 Tbsp
whiskey

TOPPING

1/2 pt
whipping cream
1 tsp
sugar
semi sweet chocolate,for grating

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ginger snaps & butter&shape into a 9 inch glass pie plate.Bake for 10 min.
2
Beat egg yolks with sugar & cornstarch.Add to scalded milk. Cook until it coats the back of spoon. Remove from heat.Take one cup out while still warm,reserving left over custard on the stove for second mixture.add chocolate pieces. Stir to melt & cool slightly. Add vanilla & stir.Pour into crust,spread evenly.Cool completly.
3
Dissolve gelatin in water. Add to reserved custard. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar & slowly add sugar until peaks form. Fold into custard. Add whiskey.Pour over chocolate custard. Chill overnight.
4
Before serving time,whip cream with sugar until stiff peaks form.Spread over chilled pie. Grate semi sweet chocolate over pie & serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate