Black Bottom Pie

I remember a story that my Honey told about his ex MIL asking him to do something and in return she would make him a black bottom pie.  I don’t remember now what it was, but decided to try one.  Found a recipe on Allrecipes.  It calls for rum.  Oh no….still no rum.  I have got to go to the liquor store.  So……Jack to the rescue.


1 9 inch pie shell, baked

1 pkg unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup cold water

1 Tbsp cornstarch

1 1/4 sugar

1 3/4 cup milk

4 eggs, separated…don’t throw any out

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup Jack or rum

Dissolve gelatin in cold water and set aside.  In sauce pan combine corn starch, 3/4 cup sugar, egg yolks and milk.  Cook over medium/low heat until thick and bubbly.  Add vanilla.  Divide in half.  Add chocolate chips to half and stir until melted and smooth.  Place in pie crust and chill.  To other half of egg mixture add gelatin and Jack, stir until smooth and then chill until slightly thickened.  Meanwhile whip egg whites with remaining sugar (1/2 cup) until they form stiff peaks.  When Jack mixture is thickened a bit fold with egg whites.  Place over chocolate layer in pie crust and chill.  The original recipe says overnite…yeah right…only till dessert time around here.

I’ve never had this before, but the stuff I had to lick off my fingers sure was good.  Hope my Honey likes it….rum or Jack.

Hmmmmmmm.  He must have liked it.


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