Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chocolate (Nut) Angel Pie

This is one of my most favorite pies!  And so easy to make.
You bet this will be on our pie trolley for Thanksgiving dinner.

The reason the nut is in parenthesis?  Nuts are optional but oh so tasty.  There are a few in my family that don't like nuts so we always make at least two, 1 with nuts and 1 without.  Makes everyone happy.

Chocolate (Nut) Angel Pie

1 cup sugar
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
4 egg whites
2 large Hershey bars
6 Tbsp. hot water
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups heavy cream, whipped

Sift together sugar and cream of tartar.  Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.  Add sugar gradually while continuing to beat.  Beat until smooth and glossy.  Line a well buttered 9 inch pie plate with meringue about ¼ inch in keeping the center hollowed out.  Sprinkle with nuts (if desired) and bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour until delicately brown.  Cool.  Melt chocolate, stir in water.  Make sure to cool slightly or the chocolate will either go grainy or become firm.  Add vanilla and fold in whipped cream.  Pour into pie shell.  Chill 2 to 3 hours until filling is set.

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