It tasted great, but was an absolute pain to make! I'm assuming that I cooked it too long (when waiting for the bubbles to appear; see instructions). I thought for sure I ruined it, but I didn't. :)
Makeover French Silk Pie (TOH)
pastry for single-crust pie (9")
1 1/2 Teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 1/4 Cup cold milk, divided
2/3 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup cornstarch
1/4 Cup baking cocoa
3 egg yolks
3 Tablespoon butter
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 Cup whipped topping
chocolate curls, optional
Line a 9” pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Line pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450 for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
In a small heavy saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup milk; let stand for 1 minute. Cook over medium-low heat until bubbles form around sides of bowl. Combine egg yolks and remaining milk; whisk into sugar mixture until blended.
Add a small amount of hot milk mixture to sugar mixture; return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Whisk vigorously over medium heat.
Add a small amount of hot milk mixture to sugar mixture; return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Whisk vigorously over medium heat as mixture begins to thicken (mixture will become very thick). Bring to a boil; whisk 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; whisk in butter and vanilla.
Transfer to a large metal bowl. Lightly coat waxed paper with a cooking spray; press onto surface of sugar mixture. Refrigerate for 45-60 minutes or until mixture reaches 80 degrees.
Beat the cocoa mixture on high speed for 3-4 minutes or until smooth and glossy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly into crush. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired.
Serving Size: 1 slice
Yields: 1 pie
Cholesterol: 97 mg
Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Sodium: 167 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Go here for the recipe I use for pie crust, and for what to do with any extra crust!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Any interesting recipes/stories to share?