Chocolate Crusted Eggnog Pie

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The holidays are fast approaching here {when did that happen!?} and with that comes more opportunities to gather friends and family.  Thanksgiving in our family is very traditional when it comes to food.  Everyone has their favorites that they request limiting the amount of experimental recipes which only leaves more room for me to have fun around Christmas.

A traditional Christmas treat is eggnog, although I don’t remember ever having it at any of our family parties.  When I hear the mention of eggnog my first thought is of that scene in Christmas Vacation when Clark is talking to Eddie and he offers to fill up his eggnog, drive him out to the middle of nowhere and leave him for dead.  Cuz everybody has a relative like that, right!?  Except for me.  Awwwwwkward.

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Whether you are new to eggnog, it’s a traditional drink at your parties, or your trying to get rid of an annoying relative this holiday season everyone will love this eggnog pie.  Granted, if you make it the relative might stay longer but it’s Christmas.  Share the love.

And speaking of sharing the love, I LOVE Safest Choice Eggs.  Especially lately since I’m on a homemade custard kick.  Not sure how that came about but I’m determined to become a rock star when it comes to making custard.  Custard from scratch has egg yolks in it that are only slightly cooked by a slow cooking process.  Making it with the pasteurized eggs from Safest Choice makes me comfortable serving it to my kids and even my pregnant sister at one point.

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This pie recipe comes from my grandparent’s archives of handwritten recipes and clipped articles collected over the years.  It has been my greatest resource as of lately.  So make this a new tradition and have a wonderful holiday season!

Chocolate Crusted Eggnog Pie

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate wafers
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Filling
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract (or 3 tablespoons of the real thing)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix the crushed chocolate wafers with the melted butter. Press into a 9" pie plate. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the gelatin, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and slowly stir in milk and beaten egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring continually until the mixture thickens slightly. Test it by dipping in a metal spoon. Once it is able to coat the spoon it is done.
  3. Stir in the rum extract {or real thing} and chill slighty.
  4. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  5. In another bowl beat the whipping cream until stiff.
  6. Fold both the whipped egg whites and whipped cream into the custard. Pour into the prepared pie crust and chill until set, at least a couple hours.
  7. Top with additional whipped cream, optional, and sprinkle with nutmeg.
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Disclosure: I am working with Safest Choice Eggs™ on the Darling Dozen campaign.  I have been compensated for my time and efforts.  As always, my opinions, experiences, and stories are my own.

Comments

  1. Love this pie- and that you referenced National Lampoon’s Christmas! I totally have a few relatives I would not mind “refilling with eggnog”, if you know what I mean :)
    Also digging on those chocolate wafers you used in the crust- yum.

  2. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Hahaha love National lampoon :) this pie looks incredible!

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