Chocolate Angel Pie…#ChristmasWeek




Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you. I’m sharing an oldie but a goodie…a melt in your mouth, heavenly Chocolate Angel Pie. Please scroll down to the bottom to see the fabulous giveaway to celebrate the end of Christmas Week!



It is one of our holiday traditions to have a chocolate pie (are you surprised?) at Thanksgiving along with pumpkin. This pie would work equally well as a Christmas dessert with its heavenly meringue crust and creamy chocolate filling.  Bill’s Aunt Alice would make this chocolate delight when we dined at her house…she’d always have a homemade dessert…and her pies were outstanding. And I’d go home with a recipe card in my purse that would soon become splattered from overuse.

The kids don’t remember ever having this pie…I guess I need to go through my old fashioned recipe box and pull out some more treasured dishes…and share the memories along with the recipe. Thanks to my friends, Kim and Jen, for including me in this holiday blogging extravaganza, #Christmas Week!


Tip of the day: Your bowl and beaters must be scrupulously clean when beating egg whites. Any oil will prevent the whites from reaching stiff peaks. You will also get more volume from your egg whites if they are at room temperature.

Chocolate Angel Pie…#ChristmasWeek

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounce package Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Whipping cream, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300º. Lightly grease 8 or 9 inch pie plate and set aside.
  2. Beat egg whites with salt and cream of tartar till foamy. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating to very stiff peaks. Fold in vanilla.
  3. Spoon in prepared pie plate to form a nest like shell. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool.
  4. Melt chocolate with water in microwave till smooth. Cool to room temperature and add vanilla. Fold in whipped cream and spread filling in cooled meringue shell. Let chill at least 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream to serve.
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Chocolate Angel Pie…adapted from Aunt Alice


2 egg whites, at room temperature

1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

4 ounce package Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate, chopped 

3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Whipping cream, to garnish


Preheat oven to 300º. Lightly grease 8 or 9 inch pie plate and set aside.


Beat egg whites with salt and cream of tartar till foamy. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating to very stiff peaks. Fold in vanilla.


Spoon in prepared pie plate to form a nest like shell. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool.


Melt chocolate with water in microwave till smooth. Cool to room temperature and add vanilla. Fold in whipped cream and spread filling in cooled meringue shell. Let chill at least 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream to serve.


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Freund Container & Supply has generously donated $100 gift certificates for each #ChristmasWeek blogger to give away! Freund Container & Supply is the largest distributor of glass bottles, containers and wholesale packaging supplies online. Freund offers over 5000 items in stock every day, 98% same day shipping and low-price guarantees. Take a look at Freund’s wide selection of jars, tins, bottles and vials for all your crafting and food related needs! 

This giveaway is for one $100 gift certificate to Freund Container & Supply. The gift certificate will expire on March 31, 2013. Gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety; any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. However, it should be noted that due to current International shipping rates, any Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders. The giveaway will run from today, December 7th, 2012, through Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. 


Freund Container & Supply is also offering all #ChristmasWeek blog readers 10% off purchases from now through March 31, 2013. Simply enter code JINGLEME10 to receive your discount!


Congratulations to Erin, of The Spiffy Cookie! She won the Freund giveaway.

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Comments

  1. Congrats on your blog switch! I’m not entering the giveaway, but I wanted to say thank you for participating, happy day #5, and delicious pie!

  2. Gorgeous pie… it does look heavenly! Happy Day #5! I was great working with you this week! :)

    PS… keeping my figures crossed the blog switch goes smoothly… brave lady. :)

  3. I’m not entering the giveaway as I’m in Australia. But this pie looks wonderful! I’d never thought to use meringue as the crust! Will definitely have to give it a go!

  4. I love this Lizzy look absolutely beautiful and nice like you present!
    You bake and cook a lot these days LOL
    Well yesterday I made a gingerbread cookies, in Christmas always I love post recipes, have a lovely day

  5. How cute!

  6. looks good

  7. It’s an excellent sign that Auntie Alice’s recipe is so splattered.

    This is a wonderful alternative dessert for Christmas, Liz.

  8. Um….I want this pie. It looks heavenly (excuse the pun :P). Mmmm!!!

    And of course I’d love to be entered :)

  9. A very messy sandwich for lunch meant one hand holding the sandwich and one free to move the cursor. All my work required typing. AH HA! A chance to check out your latest :-) As usual my response is that I want to get in my car and drive north and taste test. The cauliflower soup looks fabulous. We’ve always used the recipe in the old Park Tudor Cookbook but it’s far more wicked than this. If you’ve gotten Bill to eat roasted cauliflower, you might try the recipe on my blog as it’s converted a few folks. Happy Weekend! xoxo Kate

  10. Meringue crusts are so good, and with chocolate it´s really a perfect dessert year round! Love those socks!

  11. Oh my my lovely Piecious.Pie no one could resist….eating the whole thing :-)

  12. I’d love to be entered!

    And this pie looks delicious! I have never had meringue crust!

  13. What a great link for the bottles Liz, thank you. I’ve been looking for new bottles for my pantry staples so I’ll look through their lot if anything works (it’s got to be a specific size so it fits the maximum number in the drawer).
    The chocolate pie looks and sounds delicious.

  14. Obviously I want to be in for the prize! :-)

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  18. hope the blog switch goes smoothly for you, and I’d love to be entered into your drawing! This pie looks amazing! anne

  19. Kit @ i-lostinausten says:

    Oh YUM! This pie looks SO GOOD! Heavenly & tempting indeed! :)

  20. Oh, this pie looks so good!

    Thanks for hosting this give-away. Count me in.

  21. I’ve never had anything like this. It looks quite wonderful!!! Definitely a melt in your mouth dessert!

  22. Lizzy,
    Your pie looks delicious! I love family recipes and I’ll be sure to give this one a try.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I haven’t used these containers before but I could always use more of them.

  23. What an absolutely beautiful pie!

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