This Sounds Good For The Holidays

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  1. Annie

    Annie Diamond Member

    Nov 22, 2003
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    Brandy Alexander Pie

    1 env. unflavored gelatin
    1/2 c cold water
    2/3 c sugar
    1/2 tspn salt
    3 eggs, seperated
    1/4 c cognac. Don't be cheap, use the good stuff.
    1/4 c creme de cacao
    2 c heavy cream
    1 tspn sugar

    1 9" graham cracker crust
    chocolate curls for garnish

    Sprinkle gelatin over the cold water in a saucepan. Add 1/3 c of the sugar, the salt and the egg yolks. Stir to blend.

    Heat over low flame while stirring until the gelatin dissolves and the mixture thickens. DO NOT BOIL.

    Remove from heat and stir in the cognac and creme de cacao. Chill until mixture starts to set slightly.

    Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually beat in the remaining sugar and fold into the thickened mixture

    Whip 1 c cream into whipped cream and fold into the mixture. Turn it all into the crust and chill for several hours or overnight.

    Before serving, whip second c of cream with tspn of sugar and use to garnish pie, then sprinkle with chocolate curls. WARNING: Do not drive or operate machinery after eating this thing. Also, have a defribulator nearby.

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