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Chocolate Silk Pie

Servings: 8
"This wonderful pie lives up to its name--it is like chocolate silk. The recipe was given to me by my friend, Jim Painter. The guys might want to make note of this--when Jim was first dating his lovely wife Gayle, he made this fabulous pie for her and she was smitten. Considering the fact that this guy she was just getting to know had made this delicious pie especially for her, she knew that there might be something special budding and was ready to take a chance (he also gave her a big chunk to take home; but that couldn't have swayed her--or maybe it did?).

This is the most fantastic pie I have ever eaten (well, it's up there with a few others). My advice is to put Cool Whip or Redi-Whip on it when served, it balances out the intense chocolate taste"..........Lynne

1 ready-made Graham Cracker or Oreo Cookie pie crust

For the Filling:
7 large egg yolks
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or morsels (Ghiradelli is good)
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup malt powder (found in regular grocery stores-the kind you use to make malted milk)

Garnish: (optional)
Cool Whip or whipped cream

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks well and set them aside.

Scald the cream in a medium sauce pan. When the cream begins to steam, stir in the chocolate until it has melted completely. Very gradually, pour the chocolate mixture into the egg yolks, stirring continuously as you pour. Pour the filling mixture back into the sauce pan and set it over low heat. Continue to cook the filling, stirring it constantly, until it is steaming and has thickened to a pudding-like consistency, about 5 to 10 minutes. DO NOT LET THE FILLING BOIL.

With the mixture off the heat, stir in the malt powder. Let the filling cool about 10 minutes, then pour it into the pie shell. Cool the pie completely in the refrigerator before serving. If desired, garnish each slice with cool whip or whipped cream.

Makes 8 servings.

Source: Jim Painter
Submitted By: Lynne Parrish
Date: May 30, 2003