Friday, September 30, 2011

Minny's Pie

If you haven't read this book, you should. It's one of the best books I've ever read. And this summer they came out with the movie, "The Help" as well.

Just some background, one of the maids made a chocolate pie for the lady she worked for, kind of a pivotal moment (and I'll just leave it at that in case you haven't seen it). But oh my goodness, after I watched that movie, I craved chocolate pie for the next week. It looked so yummy.  So while browsing around online, I found the recipe they used in the movie!
Learn more HERE!

(the above picture is not my pie- although I wish my pies turned out this beautiful)

I've made it twice already and it's super easy... and super yummy. I've also tried making it with out blind baking the crust and it works just as well. 

                              This guy is mine.

So I'm sharing the recipe with all of you! Here it is (minus the poo)
Minny's Chocolate Pie
  1. 1 packaged pie dough crust, such as Pillsbury
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  5. 2 large eggs, beaten
  6. 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  7. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. Whipped cream, for serving

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Ease the pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges decoratively. Prick the crust lightly with a fork. Line the crust with foil or parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes or until set. Remove the foil and weights and bake for about 5 minutes longer, just until the crust is dry but not browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the sugar with the cocoa powder, butter, eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  • Pour the filling into the pie shell and bake for about 45 minutes, until the filling is set around the edges but a little jiggly in the center. Cover the crust with strips of foil halfway through baking. Transfer the pie to a rack and let cool completely before cutting into wedges. Serve with whipped cream.

1 comment:

  1. Such a fun post Whit! I loved this book also...and the movie was great!

    I should try my hand at the pie. Yours turned out just like the picture!