Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
this recipe was given to me from a woman at a B&B in Ohio...it came from Brookside Gold and Country Club's traditional house recipe..it is slightly different than others listed here...and it is awesome..definitely use chocolate curls on top to garnish...
- 1 1⁄3 cups fine Oreo cookie crumbs
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1⁄4 ounce unflavored gelatin
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 3 large egg yolks, slightly beaten, reserve whites
- 1⁄4 cup creme de menthe
- 1⁄4 cup Creme de Cacao
- 3 egg whites
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- whipped cream, for topping
- chocolate curls
- Thoroughly blend crumbs and butter.
- Press firmly with back of spoon and sides of 9" pie pan.
- Bake at 375* for 8 minutes. allow to cool before filling.
- In small mixing bowl, whip cream.set aside.
- In small bowl, combine gelatin, sugar and salt.
- add cold water and egg yolks and blend thoroughly.
- Place mixture in top of double boiler.
- bring water to boil and cook mixture, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolved and mixture thickens slightly.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in creme de menthe and creme de cacao. Chill thoroughly.
- Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
- Gradually add sugar and continue beating until very stiff.
- Fold in gelatin mixture.
- fold in whipped cream.
- Pour into chocolate crumb crust.
- Garnish with additional whipped cream and chocolate curls.
- **Chocolate curls can be made from a block of unsweetened chocolate by making long thin strokes with a vegetable peeler.
Step 10, regarding adding the cremes and then "chill thoroughly" needs to be changed. When I chilled thoroughly, it set up like Jello and became a lumpy pie. There needs to be a caution to watch the mixtures as it chills and NOT let it set up. I should think that the congealing effect shouldn't occur until after adding the whipped cream and egg white. Also I used a block uf unsweetened chocolate and made long thin strokes with a vegetable peeler. What I got was a pile of chocolate shavings. The chocolate block was too dry to allow slicing long pieces.
Great tasting pie. I did cheat and used a boughten crust. It was a little time consuming to make but end results was well worth the effort. I did have a few chunks in the custard portion. I may have over cooked it. Will definetly make again.