Sunday, May 1, 2011

Good Enough To Eat

I made a pie last Friday that I haven't made in ever so long. And the way everyone oohed and aahed and smacked their lips while eating it, I'm wondering why I haven't made it in ever so long!

If you've got any chocolate lovers around, here's the recipe should you care to give it a try.

CHOCOLATE VELVET PIE

Cream 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 cup sugar. Blend in 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled if you don't use the pre-melted packets) and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Next add three eggs, one at a time beating well after the first two and then after adding the last one, beat at high mixer speed for 5 minutes. (This is important to get the volume you want in the finished filling.)

Using a spatula, pour/scrape mixture into a baked and cooled pie shell. Smooth the filling out to the edges of the shell.

Top with a sprinkling of grated chocolate.

(At this point, the pie can be frozen for an easy-peasy dessert at a later time. It freezes beautifully. You can either defrost it slowly in the refrig, a little more quickly on the counter or even slice and eat it frozen if that turns your crank. On a hot summer day, that ain't bad.)

If you plan on serving your pie the same day, it needs to be refrigerated for a couple of hours to set up.

It can be served without the dollop of whipped cream but . . . why???

Store any leftover pie in the refrigerator.

I know this pie is made with uncooked eggs and if that concerns you, you may want to skip it. Because we have our own home-raised eggs, this doesn't bother me a bit. We know our hens are healthy, we know what they are fed and how fresh the eggs are. I would not use store bought eggs or ones from hens I didn't know intimately. Obviously, feel free to make your own decision on this.

14 comments:

Erin said...

Now we're talking! That's always been one pie I will eat! I personally eat it frozen :) I have to ask... "pre-melted packets?"... you have something in your stores there I've never seen here!

Sparkless said...

Oooooooooo! Chocolate pie! Yum! We have several chocolate lovers living here. I need to make that pie now. You are so bad for my waistline!

Dirt Lover said...

Ohhh, this sounds yummy! I, too, wouldn't use store bought eggs for this. This sounds like a good one for one of the easy store bought graham cracker crust pie shells. I think I'll save this in my recipe folder. Thanks!
~~Lori

Mama Pea said...

Erin - No pre-melted chocolate? I'll send you an e-mail with a picture of the box. They sure are handy rather than melting the little squares.

Sparkless - As Jane keeps telling me, ya can't deprive yourself of everything all the time! Go for it.

Lori - Hope you like it if you get around to trying it!

becky3086 said...

NO NO NO! NO pie! Wow does it look good though!

Mama Pea said...

becky3086 - My, my, my. I see some will power being exerted! ;o}

mtnchild said...

Since I have my own chickens too, I'm going to try this. It looks good enough to eat - - all by myself ... LOL. If I ate that much chocolate pie, I would be sooo sick!

Going shopping tomorrow - will pick up ingredients.
Hugs
Yvette

Sue said...

I'm with Erin-I've never seen the packets of melted chocolate. That would save a step (and another dish!).
And who the heck doesn't like chocolate? That's inhuman!

Jane said...

I see why you dont make this pie very often. Reading the ingredients, that is one high 'energy' pie. But I bet so worth it. Was that your Birthday pie?

Jenyfer Matthews said...

Wow, that looks FANTASTIC. Sadly, all I have access to at present are store bought eggs so I guess I'll have to pass on this one :(

Susan said...

Hey! Was that your birthday cake? I would like to take it into a closet carrying nothing but a fork, and lock the door. Good golly.

Mama Pea said...

Yvette - Don't forget it freezes very well. You don't have to force yourself to eat it all at once! ;o}

Sue - This pre-melted chocolate has been around for years. Look for it by all the other baking chocolates. It's Nestle brand.

Jane - Nope. Dear daughter made me my favorite Banana Cream Pie for my birthday. This was made for company Friday night. To say we got a little over-pie-d this weekend is an understatement!

Jen - File away for later. It's an easy one to make.

Susan - The bad thing about this pie is that it tastes so light and smooth going down that you have no idea you're consuming 900 calories per piece!

MamaTea said...

Seriously?? SERIOUSLY!!! Bring it on! Looks delicious!! Adding it to my list...

Mama Pea said...

Mama Tea - Oh, you've got to try it, Girl. Your boys (all three of them) would love it! ;o}