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French Silk Pie

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 3
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sweet baking chocolate bar 4 Ounce
  Water 3 Tablespoon
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon
  Whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs), divided
  Grated sweet chocolate 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
Directions

Beat egg whites (at room temperature), cream of tartar, and salt at high speed of an electric mixer 1 minute.
Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
Fold in chopped pecans and vanilla.
Spoon meringue into a well-greased 9-inch pieplate.
Using a spoon, shape meringue into a shell, swirling sides high.
Bake at 300° for 1 hour.
Cool.
Combine chocolate and water in a medium saucepan.
Cook over low heat, stirring often, until chocolate melts.
Cool; stir in brandy.
Beat 1 cup whipping cream until stiff peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture.
Pour into cooled meringue shell; chill at least 3 hours.
Beat remaining cup of whipping cream until stiff peaks form; spread evenly over top of pie.
Garnish with grated chocolate.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
French
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie

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Anonymous's picture
shouldnt it be "french silk PIE" instead of "french silk PEE"? just sayin'