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Angel Chocolate Pie

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Yield: 8 servings

After sending the remainder of her very first Angel Chocolate Pie home with her boyfriend, baker Arleen Leatham found her family in the kitchen licking the knife and cake server for any spare crumbs they could find. You better snag a slice quickly!

Crust:

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions:

Beat egg whites with salt and cream of tartar until foamy. Add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition. Then continue beating to very stiff peaks. Fold in the confectioners' sugar, then the vanilla and nuts. Spoon into lightly greased 8-inch pie plate to form nestlike shell; build sides up 1 inch above edge of pan. Bake in slow oven (300 degrees) 50 to 55 minutes (check at 45 minutes). Cool.

Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bar (4 ounces) sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 ounce (1/2 square) baking chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Instructions:

Stir chocolates in the water over very low heat or in a double boiler until melted; cool until thickened. Add vanilla. Whip cream, fold in chocolate mixture. Pile into shell. Chill for 2 hours.

Topping:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

Whip together and spread on top of pie.
Updated Wednesday, September 10th, 2003
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3 Responses to Angel Chocolate Pie

  1. Anonymous February 2, 2005 at 10:24 am #

    Wonderful dessert that is not the usual. Very good.

  2. Genevieve Kennedy February 7, 2005 at 12:28 pm #

    My family raved over this pie and made me promise to make it at least once a month!
    G.E. Kennedy
    Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

  3. Anonymous December 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    I have made this for years and my family loves it! I make it for my daughter for her birthday EVERY year!

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