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.
I found the recipe for the pie crust online. It came from a family of pecan farmers in
. I took the liberty of adding my own filling. (Page 60 Chocolate Crimes) Odessa, Texas
5 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
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.