Title: Black Bottom Pie
Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06
Categories: Desserts, Pies, Londontowne
Yield: 8 Servings
Mrs. Henry D. Chaplin


Black Bottom Pie
1/2 c Sugar
1 ea 9" baked pastry shell
1 tb Cornstarch
1 tb Unflavored gelatin
2 c Scalded milk
4 ea Egg yolks, beaten
1/4 c Cold water
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Vanilla extract
6 oz Semi-sweet chocolate bits
4 ea Egg whites
1/2 c Sugar

Combine cornstarch & 1/2 c sugar. Slowly add milk to
egg yolks, then stir into sugar & cornstarch mixture.
Cook in double boiler, stirring constantly, until it
coats spoon. Remove from heat, add vanilla. Remove one
cup of this custard mixture and stir in chocolate bits
until melted. Pour chocolate mixture inyo pastry shell
& chill. Soften gelatin in water and add to remaining
hot custard; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add
flavoring. Chill until slightly thickened. Beat eggs
whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining
sugar while beating, until stiff. Fold custard/gelatin
into egg whites and pile over chocolate layer in pie
shell. Chill until set and garnish with chopped
walnuts.

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