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French Silk Pie
Source: Eating Well

Ingredient Notes: Many commercial cookies and wafers contain partially hydrogenated oil, a source of trans-fatty acids. Fortunately, brands made without these oils, such as Newmans Own Organics and Mi-Del, are every bit as tasty. Look for them in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets.Dried egg whites, such as Just Whites, reconstituted, can be substituted for fresh egg whites.Tip: To make chocolate shavings: Place a block of chocolate (2 ounces or larger) on wax paper and microwave on Defrost until slightly softened but not melted, 15 to 30 seconds. Use a swivel-bladed vegetable peeler to shave off curls. If the chocolate gets to hard to shave easily, warm it again.

Rating:
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 255 minutes
Difficulty: Difficult

Nutrition Facts

Makes 10 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0.0
Total Carbs 0.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Potassium 0.0 mg
Protein 0.0 g
Sodium 0.0 mg
Dietary Exchanges
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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Servings
Ingredients

Crust
2 tbsp  cold water
1 tbsp  canola oil

Filling
1 tbsp  brewed coffee
1 tbsp  cold water
0 tsp  unflavored gelatin
8 tbsp  packed light brown sugar
0.33333 cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
0 tsp  vanilla extract
0 1/2 tsp  cream of tartar
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. To prepare crust: Combine chocolate wafers and dates in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add water and oil and process until moistened. Press into the bottom and sides of the prepared pan.e the crust until crisp, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. To prepare filling & garnish: Combine coffee and water in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin on top and set aside to soften.
  4. Whisk egg, milk, 3 tablespoons brown sugar and cocoa in a small saucepan until smooth. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and an instant-read thermometer registers 160°F, 5 to 7 minutes. Do not let the mixture come to a simmer. Remove from the heat. Add the reserved gelatin mixture; stir until dissolved. Add chocolate and vanilla, stirring until melted. Set aside to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  5. Place egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until frothy. Increase speed to high and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 5 tablespoons brown sugar, beating until the meringue is smooth and glossy.
  6. Whisk one-fourth of the meringue into the chocolate mixture until smooth. Scrape chocolate mixture into the remaining meringue and use a whisk to incorporate it with a folding motion. Spoon into the crust and chill, uncovered, until set, about 3 hours.
  7. If desired, garnish with chocolate shavings before serving.

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