Chocolate Rum Cream Pie

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 package unflavored gelatin
Dash of salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs, separated
1 (6-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 baked (9-inch) pastry shell
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
Additional whipped cream (optional)


Combine 1 cup sugar, gelatin, and salt in a medium saucepan; add milk and egg yolks, stirring until well blended. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, and add chocolate morsels; stir until chocolate melts. Add rum and vanilla; chill until mixture is the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy; gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold beaten egg whites into chilled chocolate mixture.

Spoon two-thirds of chocolate mixture into pastry shell; cover with 1/2 cup whipped cream. Dollop remaining chocolate mixture onto whipped cream; swirl chocolate and whipped cream together. Chill until set. Garnish with additional whipped cream, if desired.