Chocolate: Chocolate Raspberry Cloud

posted by Queen Bee 08-13-100 5:04 PM

Chocolate Raspberry Cloud

Chocolate Crust (recipe to follow)
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup raspberry syrup
Several drops red food coloring (optional)
1 (9-oz. pkg.) chocolate wafers

Prepare Chocolate Crust; set aside.

Meanwhile; beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold in raspberry syrup and food coloring, if desired.

Spread about 3/4 cup raspberry mixture into prepared crust. Top with chocolate wafers (about 13), overlapping slightly. Repeat layers twice, ending with raspberry mixture. Cover loosely; chill at least 12 hours.

If desired, before serving, dollop additional whipped cream on pie and garnish with fresh raspberries. Serves 10

Chocolate Crust:
Combine 1 and 1/4 cups crushed chocolate wafers (about 20) and 1/4 cup melted butter. Spread evenly in bottom and up sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Press to form a firm crust. Chill, covered, about 1 hour.

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