Mildred Pierce's Black Bottom Pie

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Scald the milk in a saucepan.
  • Stir together the sugar and egg yolks in a bowl until smooth. Mix a little of the hot milk with the eggs, then stir the mixture into the milk.
  • Sift the cocoa into a bowl. add a little of the hot milk mixture and stir, then add the cocoa mixture to the milk mixture. cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the liquid coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir the gelatin into the hot custard. Place the pan over a bowl of ice. Chill, stirring occasionally, until the custard forms a mound when dropped from a spoon.
  • Whip 1 cup cream until it forms still peaks. Fold into the custard.
  • Fill the pie crust with the custard mixture and refrigerate until set, overnight or several hours.
  • In a small bowl, whip the remaining 1 cup cream. Stir in the powdered sugar. spread evenly over the filling and sprinkle with grated chocolate.
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