Try this cognac and creme de cacao flavored pie that works great for company. Be sure to make ahead of time.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
- 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cognac
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup creme de cacao
- 3 egg whites
- 2 cups whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake crust in oven for 10 minutes; set aside.
In a saucepan allow gelatin to soften in cold water. Add 1/3 cup sugar, salt, and beaten egg yolks; blend together. Heat over low heat stirring until gelatin dissolves and mixture coats spoon. Do not bring to a boil.
Remove from heat, stir in cognac and creme de cacao. Chill until mixture thickens.
In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; while beating, slowly add rest of sugar. Fold egg white and sugar mixture into the thickened mixture.
Whip whipping cream and fold one cup of it into the cognac mixture. Pour into graham cracker crust; cover and refrigerate for an hour. Garnish with remaining whipped cream and chocolate curls.