Chocolate: Chocolate Rum Pie

posted by Meryl 05-09-102 8:37 PM

Chocolate Rum Pie
Serve pie with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
6-8 servings

1 pre-baked pastry shell
1/4 cup caster sugar (superfine granulated sugar) ** To make your own, grind standard/extra fine granulated sugar in a food processor or blender for about a minute.
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup milk
3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, grated
2 teaspoons gelatin
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon dark rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 cup thickened cream

Beat egg and sugar in small bowl until thick and creamy, stir in blended cornstarch and milk. Pour mixture into pan, stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat, add chocolate, stir until chocolate is melted.

Sprinkle gelatin over water in cup, stand in small pan of simmering water, stir until dissolved. Add to chocolate mixture, mix well, cool to room temperature, stir in rum.

Beat cream until soft peaks form, fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into pastry shell, refrigerate several hours until firm.

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