Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Day and French Silk Pie Recipe

Adam and I have developed the tradition to stay in on Valentine's Day and make dinner together. Also, the last couple years we have decided to give each other gifts that are hand made. Last night we made lasagna (half meat and half zucchini) and French Silk Pie for dessert. The lasagna was really good, but the French Silk Pie was amazing. I got the recipe from a student's family last year when I made a dessert cookbook of recipes submitted by my preschool families. I just HAD to share the recipe because it was easy and amazingly yummy!

Pie Crust:
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs or Oreo cookies
2 T white sugar
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
(or use a store bought crust)

Pie Filling:
1/4 lb butter or margarine (room temp)
3/4 cup white sugar
2 squares unsweetened melted baking chocolate
1 t vanilla
2 eggs

whipped cream

Combine graham cracker crumbs, white sugar and melted butter and press into an 8 inch pie pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool.

Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla an melted chocolate and mix well.
Add eggs one at a time, beating FIVE minutes at high speed after adding EACH egg.

Pour into cooled crust.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Top with whipped cream!

My beat hammer thing worked great for smashing graham crackers.

Beating the mix for 5 minutes after each egg was a little boring because I couldn't hear the TV. I also really wished I had a Kitchen Aid because my hand was getting a little tired. Here's hoping someone sees it on my wedding registry! =)

The pie before it was put in the fridge.

Ummm....yeah. My teaspoon got accidentally stuck to the bottom of the stock pot when I put it on the stove to boil water for the lasagna noodles and caught fire. Oops.

The finished product! The graham cracker crust wasn't very pretty...but I am telling you....This. Was. Amazing. It was very rich so I was satisfied with a little piece (which is good for making sure I can fit into my wedding dress come July!).

While waiting for dinner to cook, Adam and I exchanged our Valentine's Day presents. I made him a shirt (with very fancy iron on letters of course) that says "Team Cake Boss" because you know how we feel about Cake Boss.

My present totally pales in comparison to the awesome one he made me.

How amazing is this???? He made the piece of wood that holds the wine bottle like that! (I put a wine bottle in it that Bridget gave us for our engagement with our picture on it.) I am just amazed by it! I love my gift! My fiance is the best!