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Chocolate Peppermint Silk Pie

by Pierce Abernathy • from the video 5 Pies For Your Holiday Season

Ingredients

for 8 servings

  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup
    sugar (100 g)
  • 1 ½ cups
    water (360 mL)
  • ½ cup
    whipping cream (30 g)
  • 1 pie crust, prepared
  • 1 teaspoon
    peppermint extract
  • 8 oz
    chocolate, melted (225 g)
  • 1 ½ cups
    heavy whipping cream (360 g)
  • 4 tablespoons
    butter, cubed
  • whipped cream, to serve
  • shaved chocolate, to serve
  • crushed peppermint, to serve

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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F (200˚C).
  2. Place a prepared pie crust into a 9-inch (23 cm) pie pan.
  3. Line a sheet of parchment paper over crust and place 4 spoons in pan or dried beans in on the parchment, weighing down the crust.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. In a medium sized heat-safe mixing bowl, mix eggs and sugar until combined.
  6. Bring bowl over pot filled with water on low heat and rest on top.
  7. Constantly beat egg mixture on low speed unit it reaches 160˚F (77˚C).
  8. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir as it cools.
  9. Add peppermint extract and melted chocolate. Stir until combined.
  10. Gradually beat in cubes of butter, stirring until combined.
  11. Gradually fold in whipped cream and mix until just incorporated.
  12. Carefully spoon filling into prepared pie crust and chill for at least 2 hours.
  13. Garnish with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and crushed peppermints.
  14. Enjoy!
 

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