Nerd’s Chocolate Silk Pie

Approximately four years ago I convinced Nerd to go on a date with me. Our date was to consist of me making his all time favorite Jell-o Chocolate Silk Pie from the box … I never spent time in the kitchen back in those days, and about had a nervous breakdown shaping the crust (crust still makes me cry occasionally). Welp, Nerd ended up making the pie, and he still reminisces about that night when I’m slaving away in the kitchen. He got lucky, we both did. Anyway, they discontinued the Jell-o silk pie and it had been years since he’d had his beloved pie. 

So last summer when he spent 10 weeks in Cleveland, doing nerdy things working for NASA, I searched for a recipe to surprise him with when he returned home:) I found this recipe here on recipezaar. As Nerd requested I made this pie for two thanksgiving dinners, and it was a big hit!! I will be making it again next week, as should you!

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture before we cut it but it’s still beautiful!
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Cooked Chocolate Silk Pie

1 cup whipping cream
6 oz semisweet chocolate pieces
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks, beaten
3 T whipping cream
1 baked 9 inch pie shell

In a 2 quart saucepan, combine 1 cup whipping cream, chocolate pieces, butter, and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted; about 10 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and gradually stir ~half of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, then return the egg mixture back to the saucepan.

Continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened and almost bubbly (3-5 minutes). Then remove saucepan from heat and stir in 3 T of whipping cream.

Place saucepan in a bowl of ice water, stir occasionally, until mixture becomes stiff and tough to stir (20 minutes)
Transfer stiff mixture to a mixing bowl and beat on medium to high speed until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes)

Spread the filling in your baked pastry shell, cover, and chill for 4-5 hours, but is best when chilled overnight.

It’s delectably rich and delightfully sinful! Enjoy!

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