This has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember - the creamy, dreamy rich chocolate filling, topped with fresh whipped cream and dark chocolate curls - all sitting rather elegantly in a delicate buttery light crust.
The one thing that bothered me about this pie (and it certainly wasn't the calories - this is worth every one of them) was the raw eggs. Even using pasturized eggs or egg product didn't give me any sense of food safety.
And then there was this...a crazy method of cooking the sugar and eggs into a delicate syrup, slowly adding in chopped dark chocolate, and then beating until light and fluffy.
The butter is then added, a piece at a time, and it is whipped into a glossy sheen. Fresh whipping cream is added to dark cocoa powder and whipped into chocolate clouds, which is then folded into the chocolate silk filling. So rich, so light, so fluffy....it just melts on your tongue.
Chocolate heaven! Hope that you enjoy as much as we do!