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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Barbie Loves Odessa Pie

Barbie is living large in Odessa.  Big hair and gold accessories are the calling card, here. Never fear, what passes for leather is really just pleather.

odessa pie 
I found the recipe for the pie crust online.  It came from a family of pecan farmers in Odessa, Texas.  I took the liberty of adding my own filling. (Page 60 Chocolate Crimes)
5 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
Gradually add:
1 cup granulated sugar
Whip to stiff peaks.  Fold in:
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
Butter one large deep-dish pie pan. Scoop the meringue mixture into pan, covering bottom and sides, to form a pie shell.  Smooth with spatula.  Bake at 300˚ for 55 minutes.  Turn off oven, open the door and let rest until cool.

In microwave, melt:
½ cup whipping cream
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Cool slightly.  Slowly add:
4 cups whipping cream
Blend well.  Then add:
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chill at least 4 hours.  Beat mixture on high speed until it forms soft peaks.  Place in pie shell and refrigerate.  Top with whipped cream.

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