You folks have been so so patience!!!
Patience for this pie recipe I teased you with last WIAW
And for sticking through my little absence, and reading anyway!
aw! You guys SO sweet!
So anyway, here you are! I know it's not green or very St. Pattys day-like, but hey! I don't think anyone will mind, as long as this pie is made. It seriously is life changing. ( I exaggerate for dramatic effect, also to convince you to make this dropdead awesome pie). Yeah.... also green food dye? Weirds me out.
French Silk Pie with Almond Crust:
Adapted from. here (I basically just followed her awesome recipe)
crust:1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
6 tbsp butter, melted
2 oz dark chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla and almond extract
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
The Crust: In a high speed blender or food processor, process the flour, sugar, and almonds until all are well combined and there are no clumps. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the melted butter until incorporated. Press mixture into a greased 9" pie dish and bake for about 13 minutes until golden brown.
Remove crust from the oven and let cool completely.
The filling: Bring a small pot of water to a simmer on the stove. Place chocolate in another small(er) pot and place that pot on top of the simmering water to create a double boiler. Melt chocolate over simmering water (keep heat on low) and then remove and let chocolate cool to room temperature.
Cream butter and sugar together until very light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and cooled melted chocolate and continue to beat until smooth. Now add the eggs, beating well after each addition. After the second egg, beat on HIGH for about 8-10 minutes until light and fluffy.
Pour filling into your cooled pie crust and place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to set.
Cover pie with whipped cream and decorate with cocoa, chocolate shavings and chopped almonds (highly recommonded! I topped mine with an almond scented whip cream (just add about 1/2 tsp to your whip cream)
1 hour active time---4 hours including time to set
I hope everyone enjoy's the rest of there weekends, I know I've got some more baking to do for a party I am heading to tonight. What are you all doing tonight for St. Patty's? Whatcha making?