Hershey's Hotel Chocolate Cream Pie
The $2 million "Hotel Hershey"
opened for business the next day. It was an elegant jewel nestled in the rolling hills of Hershey's birthplace. A local newspaper observed, "Somewhat belying the simplicity of taste for which the "Chocolate King" is noted, the hotel is characterized by great luxury of detail and elegance of appointment.
Tinted walls, palms and fountains, carved woodwork, and brilliant hangings and rugs."
Indeed, a Mediterranean-style hotel in central Pennsylvania was unarguably distinctive. Among its unique features, the Circular Dining Room promised what Hershey wanted - a view from every table.
Built in a semicircle, without pillars or corners, it allows each guest to view the breathtaking formal gardens on the far side of the windows. Thirteen stained glass windows frame the outside perimeter, with each pane depicting birds and blooms native to Hershey's beloved state.
The Hotel Hershey opened 78 years ago.
His wife, Catherine "Kitty" Sweeney Hershey, died 18 years before the Hotel opened. She was only 44yrs old, and childless.
Milton never married again, Kitty was the great love of his life.
This is the famous "Hershey's Hotel Chocolate Cream Pie"
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How to Make Hershey's Hotel Chocolate Cream Pie
- 1In a 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 1/2 cups milk and sugar.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch and salt. Add egg yolks and remaining milk; mix well. Temper this mixture by adding a third of the hot milk mixture.
- 2Return all to the saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 1 minute.
Remove from the heat. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Finish with butter and vanilla.
Pour into pastry shell. Refrigerate until set.
- 3This is still the chocolate cream pie, served at the Hershey Hotel, in the town thats called...The Sweetest Place On Earth.