French Silk Pie with Frangelico~

Adapted from What's Cookin' Italian Style


24 Nabisco famous wafers, processed to crumbs (Oreos may be substituted, just eliminate the sugar)

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 tablespoon sugar


2/3 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon Frangelico

1/3 cup butter, at room temperature

2/3 cup whipping cream

1 tablespoon powdered sugar


1/2 cup whipping cream

2 teaspoons powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Chocolate curls or chocolate swirls to garnish

 

Preheat oven to 350º. Combine chocolate wafer crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Pat into a 9 inch pie plate.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  Cool. 

 

In a small saucepan, whisk eggs and sugar.  Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, till mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.  Remove from heat and stir in melted chocolate, vanilla and Frangelico.  Set aside.


In a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, beat butter till light and creamy.  Add cooled chocolate mixture and beat for about 5 minutes, till light and fluffy.


In another bowl, whip 2/3 cup heavy cream with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.  Fold into chocolate mixture.  Pour into cooled crust.  Chill at least 6 hours before serving.  Garnish with dollops of sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings or swirls if desired.

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