Cooking On A Budget: No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pie

Friday, July 12, 2013

No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pie


My husband has become a chocoholic over the last ten years - seriously. So when I happened upon this luscious looking dessert from Serious Eats and my husband almost started drooling I figured I would give it a go. Plus it's a no-bake recipe and since I'm not the grandest baker in the world it looks simple enough even for me!

  • 36 chocolate wafers - finely ground
  • 8 chocolate wafers - finely ground and kept separate.
  • 8 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tbsp. sugar (You will use divided amounts of this)
  • 2 tsp. water
  • pinch salt
  • 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate - finely chopped
  • 3/4 tsp. powdered gelatin (plain)
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 7 tbsp. coffee liquor (get the good stuff - Kahlua)
  • 3 1/3 cups heavy cream - chilled and divided (2 1/3, 1)
Start with the crust for a 9 inch pie:
  1. Pulse the 36 chocolate wafers until finely ground. Place the crumbs in a large bowl and add in the melted butter, 1 tsp. of sugar and 2 tsp. water. Mix well and press the mixture into a 9 inch pie plate.
  2. Pulse the remaining wafers and set aside for later.
  3. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl place 1 tbsp. of water and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Let sit for 5 minutes then heat in the microwave on high until just melted. About 10-20 seconds.
  5. To the melted chocolate, whisk in 6 tbsp. Kahlua and the melted gelatin.
  6. In a clean bowl whip 2 1/3 cups of heavy cream and 1 tbsp. of sugar until you have medium peaks.
  7. Fold the whip cream into the chocolate mixture in 3 batches until just combined.
  8. Gently fold in the remaining chocolate wafer crumbs. Pour this into the pie shell and chill until set. Approximately 3 hours.
  9. Whip the remaining cup of heavy cream with 2 tsp. of sugar to soft peak stage. Fold in the last tbsp. of Kahlua. (I think the filling has enough Kahlua when I tasted, so I will not add to the extra cream.)
  10. When the pie is firm, slice with a knife that has been dipped in hot water. Plate and add some of the whipped cream on top.
How good is this sounding? Yum. Can't wait to dive in.

This was my piece. Guess who had the rest?

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