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Black Bottom Pie IV

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This pie's rich chocolaty layer and its airy rum cream layer are supported by a spicy gingersnap crust. Please note: this recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs."
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Ingredients

6 h 55 m servings 516 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 10 inch pie)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10-inch pie pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs and softened butter. Press firmly into pie pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and egg yolks. Bring milk to a simmer in top of a double boiler. Slowly whisk 1/2 cup of milk into egg yolk mixture, then gradually whisk egg yolk mixture into remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat back of spoon. Remove from heat.
  4. Transfer 1 1/4 cups of hot egg yolk mixture to a small bowl and add unsweetened chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted. Allow to cool slightly, then mix in vanilla extract. Pour chocolate mixture into cooled pie crust. Place in refrigerator.
  5. Combine gelatin with cold water and set aside to soften 5 minutes. Add to remaining egg yolk mixture, stirring well. Allow to cool, then stir in rum.
  6. In a large glass or metal bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into cooled gelatin mixture. Spoon over chocolate layer.
  7. In a medium bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Spread over top of pie. Sprinkle with grated chocolate. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 516 calories; 32.9 g fat; 48.3 g carbohydrates; 8.4 g protein; 179 mg cholesterol; 359 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is without a doubt the BEST black bottom pie I have ever made or had! The only problem is that I didn't make two - one just goes too fast!!

This pie is so good. My son-in-law loves this pie. It only gets baked when I go to visit.

This was the first time I've made Black Bottom Pie of any sort but am a fairly accomplished baker so I was very much looking forward to making and tasting this recipe. Of the recipes I saw this ...

I am so happy to have found this recipe. Thank-you so much for posting it, I used to make this pie years ago,and lost the recipe. I made it yesterday and it was lovely.