Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chocolate Silk Pie with Frangelico

2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
Whipped cream and chocolate curls, optional

1 1/2 packages crushed graham crackers( reserve 1/2 cup) or use a deep dish pie crust baked and cooled
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1 shot glass of Frangelico

In a medium size bowl add crushed crackers. melted butter and 1 tablespoons sugar. Press into a pie plate. Pour the Frangelico on top of whatsever crust  you use evenly. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and eggs until well blended. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon and thickens. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate and vanilla until smooth. Cool to lukewarm , stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl, beat and cream butter until light and fluffy. Add cooled chocolate mixture; beat on high speed for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
In another large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture.
Pour into crust. Chill for at least 6 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed reserve graham crackers and or chocolate shavings or chunks.

28 comments:

Dzoli said...

It sound and looks heavenly:)

Federica said...

The crust of this pie is very particular with Frangelico, I never heard before. It looks great and must be delicious. I like it very much :) Bye, have a good week

Tina said...

Ooh, my bottle of Frangelico is almost empty, I will need to check if there is enough to make this fluffy creamy treat! This is a nice change from all the fruit pies all around. Who can resist this blissful flavor combination!-Yum.
Have a great day Claudia!

Lizzy said...

Oh, gosh, Claudia...these have my name written ALL over them! This pie may be on our Thanksgiving table...YUM!!!!

Greg said...

If this pie tastes as good as it looks we are in for an amazing treat.

Curt said...

Beautiful! I love graham cracker crust. I'd never heard of Frangelico, so I looked it up on Google.

I love the flavor of hazelnuts.

Asmita said...

This sounds and looks heavenly! Absolutely delicious.

Shia said...

We're going to my parents for Thanksgiving...I am in charge of desserts...I think I am going to raid your blog for ideas/recipes!

Happy Thanksgiving to you guys too!!

♥ Shia

FOODESSA said...

I honestly thought the Frangelico would have been in the filling...oops, surprise I was wrong. Having it on the crust is an interesting idea Claudia
Looks very promising ;0)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Amalia said...

This looks too good! I love how simple it is, perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing :)

Elisabeth said...

So creamy, fluffy, and very impressive with the Frangelico, that makes it taste over the top delicious!
A perfect pie for Thanksgiving:DDD

Reeni said...

This is heavenly Claudia! A yummy pie for Thanksgiving. Your tortellini soup sounds really good too!

anthony stemke said...

What a scrumptious dessert, good job.
Thans for sharing this.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How do you keep yourself looking so gorgeous making all this yummy food??!! Wow, I love this one too.
Hugs and thanks for sharing.
FABBY

Claudia said...

A Frangelico crust? Lovely! I'm thinking of skipping the turkey and having this.

Magic of Spice said...

This looks and sounds amazing!

Christine's Pantry said...

Sounds and looks wonderful. Beautiful.

Steve @ the black peppercorn said...

I have never heard of Frangelico before! I find this post very interesting. The Pie looks so delicious!

Buzzed ya

Kiri W. said...

Mmm, frangelico ;) You use the best ingredients! Looks like a delicious treat :)

Joanne said...

Everyone's favorite: Chocolate pie. It wins out over most other desserts every time. Great recipe. Looks SOOOO good.

thanks for the support tweets :) You're the best. I also love that through those tweets you made me aware of that easy tweet "follow" application. It's the best :) Have a super weekend.

Grubarazzi said...

Oh wowie, this looks good.

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking pie

janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

You're killing me here with the pies today Claudia! I am a pie fanatic and both of your posts have me drooling. Believe m e, that's not a pretty sight. Aren't you ashamed? :-P

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, This is just a bit of heaven. I think I could eat the whole thing. Blessings, Catherine xo

Ann said...

Oh, MY! This looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Amalia said...

This looks and sounds wonderful! Don't tell anyone, but I've never had a chocolate pie before, I really need to get on it and make one already! :)

Rhonda said...

Love Frangelico...paired with chocolate? Divine!

Suzi said...

Wow, you come up with some really lovely desserts. This is another one, delicious!