Chocolate Toffee Pie
CATEGORIES
Pie 
INGREDIENTS
  • Toffee Crust
  • Filling:
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee powder
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/8 tsp.. salt
  • 6 Tb. sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Apple Snow:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 large unpeeled apple, freshly grated (1 c.)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Filling: Combine chocolate and water; melt chocolate over hot, not boiling, water. Add coffee powder and set aside to partially cool.
  2. Combine egg yolks, salt and 2 Tb. sugar; beat until thick and lemon-colored. Combine slightly cooled chocolate and egg yolk mixtures, beating constantly. Cook in double boiler, stirring, 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 30 minutes.
  3. Beat egg whites until frothy; gradually add remaining 4 Tb. sugar and vanilla, beating until glossy, firm peaks form. Fold egg whites into chocolate mixture; spoon into cool Toffee Crust. Chill until set
  4. Apple Snow:
  5. Beat egg white until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating constantly. Blend in lemon peel and salt. Add apple; beat at least 10 minutes with electric mixer.
  6. Spread on filling in pie shell; sprinkle on reserved baked crumbs (from crust recipe). Refrigerate until serving time. Serve the same day. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Tint Apple Snow with a few drops of red food color for a most attractive pie.