Black Bottom Vanilla Cream Pie

Black Bottom Vanilla Cream Pie Recipe
A gingersnap cookie crust is the perfect partner for the creamy vanilla filling in this cool cream pie, which costs just 76 cents per serving. Chill overnight, or for at least 3 hours, before serving.

Yield:

8 Servings

Nutritional Information

Calories 580
Fat 38 g
Satfat 21 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 171 mg
Sodium 269 mg

Ingredients

9-inch baked gingersnap Cookie Crumb Crust
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups milk
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Preparation

Prepare crumb crust. Then combine first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan, whisking well to blend. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.

Place chopped chocolate in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave at medium power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat. Stir and cook the chocolate 30 seconds more if necessary, or until smooth.

Remove 1 cup of custard from saucepan and stir into melted chocolate. Spread chocolate custard evenly in bottom of pie shell. Spoon remaining vanilla custard on top. Cover top of tart with a sheet of wax paper to prevent skin from forming. Chill vanilla cream pie at least 3 hours or overnight.

To serve, whip cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff. Spoon or decoratively pipe whipped cream on top of tart.

Note:

April 2005
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