Brown Derby Black bottom chocolate cream pie

Barbara J. Matern Recipe

By Barbara J. Matern barbiedollmatern

six to eight
2 Hr
1 Hr

My daughter made this and She use to go to Perkin's once a month just to buy a full Chocolate silk pie, but since She has adopted this choc. pie recipe left in an old cookbook of My Grams, My daughter has never gone back to The French Silk ones, as She believes these are a hundred times more delicious. Well worth the little extra effort to make it!

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1 evelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 c
1/8 tsp
egg yolk
3/4 c
regular white milk
9 in., pie shell, baked
1 pkg
unsweetened bakers chocolate squares
1 pt
heavy whipping cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 can(s)
carnation evaporated milk

Directions Step-By-Step

Put 1 cup evaporated milk in bowl, set in freezer until ice crystals form/ appear on sides of bowl,beat until whipped and almost doubles in size in the bowl beat in 1 tsp. vanilla extract, then place back in freezer to keep chilled until later.
In a double boiler pot, combine 1 package of unflavored gelatin, the 3/4 c. sugar, salt(1/8tsp.), egg yolk,and regular white milk,simmer in this double boiler while stirring in and melting 3squares(reserve 1 square for later) bakers unsweetened chocolate, stirring occasionally. After this is all melted and stirred together, let cool.After this chocolate mixture cools, mix with an electric mixer until well beaten and smooth,chill, add evaporated milk mixture (previously set in freezer to chill) mix thoroughly. Poor into the 9 in. baked pie shell, chill,
Take the pint of heavy whipping cream,beat in a separate bowl with mixer until soft peaks form, add dash sugar to taste,put this on top of chilled choc pie in shell, take the reserved 4th square of chocolate,shave on top to color.(can also shave some orange zest for color.) Serve chilled

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Hashtag: #Cream

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Sherry Peyton SherryPeyton
Feb 3, 2012
so is it 4 oz of unsweetened choc? 3 in the pie itself?
Barbara J. Matern barbiedollmatern
Feb 4, 2012
Yes, you need the 4th square just to shave over the whipping cream at the end, only put 3 squares in the mixture for pie.
Barbara J. Matern barbiedollmatern
Feb 4, 2012
Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate squares can be purchased in 8oz. package, with each square(8 total) in each box being 1.oz., so You will need to use 3 squares(1oz. each) in your pie, and the forth 1oz. square being reserved for the final step after pie is completed and topped with the whipped cream, then You can shave this 4th square over the whipped cream along with some orange zest for color, but these shavings or zest are optional,