Black Bottom Pie

Recipe by conniecooks
READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar, and cornstarch.
  • Slowly add milk to egg yolks, start with just 1 tbsp at a time till you have added about 1/3 cup. This tempers the eggs and prevents them from scrambling. Now add in all the milk.
  • Stir in sugar mixture, cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens enough to coat a spoon.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Remove 1 cup of custard and stir into it the chocolate chips until they are melted.
  • Pour into crust and chill.
  • Meanwhile soften gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water.
  • Add to remaining hot custard, and stir until completely dissolved.
  • Add rum.
  • Chill until slightly thickened.
  • Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Fold into gelatin custard mixture.
  • Chill if necessary until mixture mounds.
  • Pile over chocolate layer.
  • Chill till set (about 4 hours).
  • Topping:
  • Beat 2 cups of whipping cream till soft peaks form.
  • Add sugar and vanilla.
  • Continue beating until mixed well.
  • Pile on chilled pie.
  • Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg over the whipped cream.