|Minnie's Chocolate Pie!|
My earlier post on Minnie's Pie is one my most popular. However, the comments were getting concerning, people were having pie failure. I had out of town company, and decided this was the perfect time to pull Minnie back out and bake a great Southern dessert for my friends from the NorthWest.
As you may know, should know, Minnie was a maid in the movie The Help. Her cooking is a big deal in this movie, and her pie has a secret ingredient (that I leave out!). I reread the comments and remade the pie, and it was perfect. I didn't change a thing. However, the mixing part is imperative. It says 3 minutes. Time it, it is way longer than you think.
|Use the best you can get!|
|Use that hand mixer, and a timer!|
|Sift the cocoa...|
Finally, check the size of your pie pan. Too big, your pie will be thinner, that's a problem when it comes to baking time. I just can't emphasize how dang easy this pie is!
Minny's Chocolate Pie from The Help
1 refrigerated pie crust
1½ cups sugar
3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ teaspoon salt
1-5½oz. can evaporated milk (Double check your can, they also come MUCH bigger!)
1 teaspoon vanilla (you know what kind to use!)
Whipped Cream for serving
Fit crust into 9" pie pan. Crimp edges and prick bottom and sides.
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix sugar, cocoa and butter in a mixing bowl. Add eggs and beat with a mixer 3 minutes. 3 whole minutes...time it. Add salt, milk and vanilla and mix well. I used the hand mixer, just to incorporate it all.
Pour filling into shell and bake for 35-45 minutes or until edges are brown and filling is slightly set in the middle. It should wiggle a little. Cool completely before serving.
|It gets a little crust on the top when baking|
Can be refrigerated or served at room temp. And tastes even better with fresh whipped cream!
So, what are you waiting for? Get in there and bake!
|It firms up when chilled, ours was a touch warm, and delicious!|