Black Bottom Pie (no oven version)

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Rev BJ Friley

By
@RevBJFriley

Unlike most black bottom pies, this one contains no alcohol or rum flavoring.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
8
Prep:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

CRUST

2 c
gingersnap cookie crumbs, about 60 cookies
1/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter or margarine, melted

FILLING

1/4 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
2 c
milk
4
egg yolks
1 pkg
(12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
vanilla
1 pkg
gelatin, unflavored
1/4 c
cold water
4
egg whites
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
whipping cream
chocolate curls, or 1 square chocolate, grated, for garnish

OPTIONAL

strawberries, fresh

EQUIPMENT

one 13 x 9-inch pan

How to Make Black Bottom Pie (no oven version)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine cookie crumbs and sugar.
  • 2Stir in butter.
  • 3Pat into bottom of a 13 X 9-inch pan.
  • 4Chill.
  • 5In a saucepan, scald milk.
  • 6In a small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch.
  • 7In another bowl, beat egg yolks.
  • 8Slowly add milk, stirring constantly.
  • 9Return egg mixture to saucepan.
  • 10Stir in sugar and cornstarch mixture.
  • 11Cook, stirring all the time, until the custard coats the back of a spoon.
  • 12Place chocolate chips in a mixing bowl.
  • 13Add 1 1/2 cups hot custard.
  • 14Stir until chocolate is melted.
  • 15Add vanilla.
  • 16Pour chocolate custard into chilled crust.
  • 17Refrigerate.
  • 18Soften gelatin in cold water.
  • 19Add to remaining custard, stirring until dissolved.
  • 20Chill until thickened.
  • 21Beat egg whites and sugar until soft peaks form.
  • 22Fold in custard.
  • 23Pour over chocolate.
  • 24Chill until set.
  • 25Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate and strawberries.

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About Black Bottom Pie (no oven version)

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American