-CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST-
6 tb Melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 c Chocolate cookie crumbs
1 Envelope UNFLAVORED gelatin
3 lg Eggs, separated
1 c Milk
1/4 c Light rum
1/4 c Water
1/2 c Granulated sugar
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1/8 ts Salt
1/2 c Heavy cream, whipped
CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST: Mix melted butter with the chocolate cookie crumbs.
Pat into a buttered 9″ pie plate. Press firmly down firmly with the bottom
of a glass. Chill – 1 hr.
Soften gelatine in water and set aside. Beat egg yolks lightly in the top
of a double boiler. Add sugar and milk. Stir and cook over hot water (not
boiling) 10 minutes or until custard coats a metal spoon.
Remove from heat and stir in gelatin, nutmeg and rum. Place pan over ice
water, stir until mixture begins to thicken.
In the meantime, add salt to egg whites and beat until firm, but soft peaks
form. Fold into thickened custard alternately with whipped heavy cream.
Turn into prepared crust.
Chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Sprinkle top with grated semi-sweet
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1 9″ pie