Oh! Thank yous go out to the uber-talented Ree, creator of yummy recipes and recipe sites like Tasty Kitchen , for this most delicious recipe: Mocha Silk Pie Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I made it three times in one week… my children vowed that my wish was their command, my husband did the dishes, I served it to my parents and they increased my inheritance! Rich and silky, I topped a slice with real whipped cream… and discovered my new weakness.
1 cup Pecans, Finely Chopped
½ cups Packed Brown Sugar
2 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Grated
2 Tablespoons Kahlua (I used Amaretto)
Dash Of Salt
2 sticks Butter (salted)
1-½ cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Instant Coffee Granules
1 teaspoon Kahlua (I used Amaretto)
3 ounces, weight Semi-sweet (or Bittersweet) Chocolate
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 whole Large Eggs
To make the crust, combine chopped pecans, brown sugar, grated chocolate, and salt. Stir with a fork to combine, then drizzle in Kahlua, stirring until combined. Press mixture into a pie pan, bringing it up the sides a bit. *Do not bake* Set aside or refrigerate until needed.
In small microwave safe bowl, melt 3 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate until stirrable (about 45 seconds on high). Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat butter, sugar, 2 teaspoons instant coffee, and 1 teaspoon Kahlua until fluffy, about 1 1/2 minutes. When melted chocolate is cooled, drizzle it into the butter/sugar mixture as it beats on medium speed; use a rubber spatula to get it all out. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat the mixture thoroughly until combined, scraping the sides if necessary.
On medium speed, add the four eggs, one at a time, over a period of 20 minutes; leave about 5 minutes between each egg addition. Scrape sides of bowl halfway through this process. Pour filling into the pie crust. You might have a little filling leftover.
Smooth out the pie filling and place pie in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours (preferably longer).
Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.