Hi all, it’s that time again for the Secret Recipe Club reveal. Basically, SRC is a group of bloggers who get together once a month. We’re all assigned a blog and asked to pick out a recipe from that blog. We make the recipe, tweaking things here and there, as we see fit, then, there’s this big reveal. The entire thing is a secret until our day comes around. Like today.
But, when I saw she had a recipe for Minnie’s Chocolate Pie from the book “The Help”, I just had to try it. I just finished reading “The Help” and had to make Minnie’s Famous Pie, minus the secret ingredient, of course. Have you read the book? I just loved it and the movie is really good too.
This pie was simple to make and delicious. My mom described it as a chocolate chess pie, but I think it was just a delicious easy pie to eat and make.
Ingredients: 1 store bought or homemade pie crust; 1½ cups sugar; 3 heaping tablespoons unsweetened cocoa; ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted; 2 eggs, slightly beaten; ¼ teaspoon salt; 1-5 ounce can evaporated milk (double check your can, they come in different sizes); 1 teaspoon vanilla; fresh whipped cream for serving.
Roll out and press your pie crust into your pie plate. Be sure to crimp the edges, and prick the bottom and sides with a fork.
In your mixer add, sugar, melted butter, and cocoa, mix well.
Then add in slightly beaten eggs and beat for 3 minutes.
Then add salt, 5 ounces of evaporated milk,
and vanilla. Beat until combined.
Pour filling into unbaked pie shell.
and bake for 40-50 minutes until pie crust is golden brown and the center of the pie is slightly set. Set aside until fully cooled.
Whip up some fresh whipping cream.
Cut a slice and add a big dollop of whipping cream on top.
I love how it separated into two distinctive layers. Yum.
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Minnie’s Chocolate Pie
From “The Help”
1 store bought or homemade pie crust
1½ cups sugar
3 heaping Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ teaspoon salt
1-5 oz. can evaporated milk (Double check your can, they come in different sizes)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Fresh Whipped Cream for serving
Fit crust into 9″ pie pan. (Don’t fill to full, it WILL overflow) Crimp edges and prick bottom and sides.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix sugar, cocoa and butter in a mixing bowl.
Add eggs and beat with a mixer 3 minutes. Add salt, milk and vanilla.
Beat until combined.
Pour filling into shell and bake for 40-50 minutes or until edges are brown and filling is slightly set in the middle. Cool completely before serving. Top with fresh whipping cream.
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