Tennessee Silk Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 6
 
French Silk pie emboldened by the addition of Jack Daniels. The combination of the eggs, sugar, chocolate, and a hint of whiskey really make this dessert a treat!
Ingredients
  • 1 Pre-made Pie crust. I use Trader Joe's when they have it
  • 1 stick of butter (unsalted)
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 2 oz of high end, unsweetened chocolate
  • 1.5 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 tbs of Jack Daniels (optional)
Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbs of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
Instructions
Tennessee Silk Pie
  1. Bake the pie crust according to directions on the box. Remember to poke holes in the crust before baking it to prevent the crust from bubbling.
  2. Soften the butter (Let it sit out for a few hours or with a microwave - careful we want it softened but not liquid!)
  3. Meanwhile soften the chocolate using a double boiler (or in the microwave) and let cool
  4. When the butter has softened cream it with the sugar using a beater
  5. Mix in the cooled chocolate, whiskey (optional) and vanilla
  6. Mix in the egg yolks one at a time, beating for 5 minutes each. Repeat for each of the two eggs for a total whisking time of 20 minutes. Don't skimp! The long whisking time gives the silk in French Silk Pie :)
  7. Pour the mixture into the cooled, baked crust and let it sit the fridge, covered, overnight
  8. The next day serve with the whipped cream and enjoy!
Whipped Cream
  1. In a metal bowl pour in the heavy whipping cream and add the vanilla
  2. Using a whisk, begin whipping using wide strokes. The key is to try and introduce air into the milk.
  3. When the cream starts to thicken add the sugar.
  4. Continue whipping the cream until soft peaks begin to form, typically about 5 minutes
Notes
Be sure to keep the pie refrigerated between servings!

For best results, the whipped cream should be made right before serving.

The song Whip It, by Devo played twice is the perfect length of time for making the whipped cream, no joke! Careful though, go any longer and you risk turning the whipped cream into butter!

While the whiskey is what transforms the pie from French Silk into Tennessee Silk, you can easily leave it out and still have an extremely delicious pie!

You should note that the eggs in this recipe are uncooked. While I'm personal ok with eating raw eggs (I mean how many of us snack on cookie dough?) I'd say that this recipe should be avoided by those that are pregnant, very young, very old, or with a compromised immune system. Also I'd try and use the best quality of eggs you can get your hands on.
Recipe by zenlikeben at https://www.zenlikeben.com/2017/05/tennessee-silk-pie-jack-daniels-infused-chocolate-pie/