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Swiss Bavarian Pie

No recipe image available.This delightful, light-as-a-cloud, chocolate cream pie is sure to please.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) baked pie crust*

1 (0.25-ounce) package unflavored gelatin
1 2/3 cups milk - divided use
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream

Sweetened Whipped Cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare pie crust; set aside to cool.
  2. For Filling: In a saucepan soften 1 package unflavored gelatin in 1 cup milk, about 5 mintues. Add to the gelatin mixture, sugar and unsweetened baking cocoa. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir butter into chocolate mixture until melted. Transfer chocolate mixture to a bowl and blend in remaining 2/3 cup milk and vanilla. Chill until thickened, about 30 minutes.
  4. Whip cream until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into the chilled chocolate mixture. Pour into baked pie crust and chill until firm.
  5. for Sweetened Whipped Cream: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat until stiff. Spread over the chocolate mixture. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.