Monday, December 23, 2013

Chocolate Almond Silk Pie

What's better than a birthday cake?  A birthday chocolate almond silk pie!

Yield: 12 servings


Ingredients


  • Crust
    • 1 1/3 cup flour
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 6 tbsp ground almonds
    • 4 tbsp confectioners' sugar
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Filling
    • 1 1/2 cup sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
    • 1/4 tsp almond extract
    • 1 cup butter, softened
  • Topping
    • Whipped cream
    • Sliced almonds

Directions


  1. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a bowl.  Mix until well-combined and it looks crumbly.
  2. Press the crust into a greased 9" pie plate.  Bake at 400°F for 9-10 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.
  3. For the filling, combine the sugar and eggs in a medium saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat until it reaches 160°F, stirring constantly.  Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the chocolate and almond extract.  Whisk together until fully mixed.  Let cool to 90°F, stirring occasionally.
  5. In a stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy.  Add the chocolate mixture and whip on high speed for about five minutes.  Pour into the crust.
  6. Refrigerate the pie for at least five hours.
  7. Top with whipped cream and sliced almonds around the perimeter of the pie.

Adapted from Taste of Home.












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