Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Whiskey Pie

I don't know what prompted me to start looking for a whiskey pie recipe - maybe just to discover if such a thing really existed. Well, it does. I'm not sure I ever really intended to make this pie when I stumbled across it, but I mentioned it to a friend who is having a birthday today, and he loved the idea, so I made one last night. Pretty simple process that goes really quickly, so have your ingredients pre-measured out or you will be scrambling.

Donnie, here is your whiskey pie. Enjoy!

RECIPE: (Courtesy of Group Recipes, minus the spelling errors, and with a few minor revisions)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup good Irish or Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 large pre-baked cooled pie shell or graham cracker crust
  • shaved chocolate

    1. beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored
    2. slowly beat in sugar
    3. dissolve gelatin in boiling water
    4. when completely dissolved, add 1/4 cup whiskey
    5. add gelatin mixture to egg/sugar mixture while stirring very quickly
    6. add remaining whiskey , stirring quickly
    7. whip cream until semi-soft, semi-firm peaks form
    8. add 1 cup or more whipped cream to egg/whiskey mixture and fold until well blended
    9. pour into pie shell and chill about 2 hours or until set
    10. sprinkle chocolate shavings on top and then decorate border with remaining whipped cream

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