Chocolate, meringue, and whipped cream form the layers of this tall, silky dessert.

Source: Midwest Living
Advertisement

Chocolate Strata Pie

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the pastry. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to form a 12-inch circle. Ease the dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate; fold extra pastry under. Crimp edge.

    Advertisement
Instructions Checklist
  • Line the unpricked pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Remove from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degree F.

Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
  • For filling, in a small, heavy saucepan, combine the egg yolks, chocolate pieces, and the 1/4 cup water. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until thickened and mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat; transfer to a bowl. Cover and set aside.

Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form (tips curl). Continue beating, while gradually adding the 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Beat until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight) for a meringue. Spread the meringue evenly into piecrust.

Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
  • Bake meringue-covered crust in a 325 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until crusty. Remove the crust from oven.

Instructions Checklist
  • Gently spread 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture over the meringue. Cool. Cool remaining chocolate mixture.

Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
  • In a 1-cup glass measure, combine the 2 tablespoons cold water and the gelatin. Let stand for 2 minutes. Place the glass measure in saucepan of boiling water. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

Instructions Checklist
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat whipping cream and the 1/4 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed, while gradually drizzling the gelatin over the cream mixture. Continue beating mixture until stiff peaks form.

Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
  • Spread half of the whipped cream over the pie. Fold remaining chocolate mixture into the remaining whipped cream. Spread on top of the whipped cream layer. Chill until serving time. Serve topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls, if you like. Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Strata Pie)

431 calories; total fat 30g; cholesterol 108mg; sodium 85mg; carbohydrates 39g.

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are peasize. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, until all the dough is moistened (4 to 5 tablespoons cold water total). Form dough into a ball.

    Advertisement

Reviews