Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 13: Amazing Chocolate Pie

Day 13.

I hope you'll forgive me for not getting this posted yesterday. I was gone allllllll day, and didn't even fix supper before I went to work. I made this today to take to some friends who had just had a baby. Hopefully K thinks all the labor was worth it for the pie!

Here's what you'll need.
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2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 graham cracker pie shell or 1 baked pie shell.

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You'll need to melt the chocolate. I start out at 60 seconds in the microwave, stir, then go in 30 second increments until all melted.

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Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

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Once the chocolate has cooled a little, pour it into the butter/sugar mixture.

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Now. Add in the vanilla and mix. Then. Crack one egg into the bowl, and beat for 4-6 minutes. Repeat with the other 3 eggs, beating each one for 4-6 minutes. This gives the pie its fluffiness, so it's important to mix each egg at least 4 minutes. I usually do the first three eggs for 4 minutes, then the last one for 5 on a little higher speed. It's also helpful to use a whisk attachment for your mixer if you have one.

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You should end up with something like this.

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Break out your pie shell. I've used regular, prebaked shells and graham cracker crust. Today I used graham cracker, just because I didn't have a lot of time.

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Plop it into the shell and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Top with whipped cream before serving.

3 comments:

pjseiler said...

That is the best pie ever! You totally got me hooked. I may even have to make some this weekend.

I am really enjoying this blog Bobbi!!!

Kathy H said...

I am concerned about the raw eggs in it---help me out with this one

efranklin said...

I love this pie. When I made it I used Egg Beaters instead and it was just fine.