Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pat's Pie (chocolate silk pie)

As much as my brother wanted to think this pie was named for him, Pat's Pie is a creation of a friend of my grandfather's, long ago. This is the pie that meant "Holidays" to my brother and sister and me. I haven't made this in a very long time (and probably have the recipe a little messed up), but I decided to make this for our Christmas Eve dinner that some sweet friends invited us to. We were leaving for Michigan the next day and Roger was sick, but these guys had us over for a delicious Christmas spread. Unfortunately, the pie sat out of the fridge while we ate dinner, so, while it was still cold, it lost a little of its firmness. Thankfully, the flavors were still delicious! I think it even tasted good enough that Roger might "let" me make it for my family next year instead of his traditional pie requests.

Pat's Pie (old family recipe)
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 square unsweetened chocolate
2 eggs
1 pie crust
Melt Chocolate square in the microwave. Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time, beating each egg for 5 minutes. Blend in chocolate and vanilla. Pour Mixture into a blind baked, cooled pie shell and chill in fridge for at least 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I make this for all the holidays, too! The only difference is that I add in the melted, partially-cooled unsweetened chocolate (missing from the ingredients list, btw) before the eggs since it seems to blend in more evenly for me.

    We call this Floor Pie because one year at Thanksgiving my cousin dropped the pie, upside down of course, and my aunt scooped it up off the floor and we all ate it anyway! Yes, it's that tasty.