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Hazelnut BlackTop Pie

Submitted by Treasury of Filbert Recipes Cookbook

Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 1 hour

Crust:

  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Filling:

  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavoring

Soften gelatin in water. Dissolve over hot water. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored, beat in 4 tablespoons of sugar. Add milk and flavoring, continue beating while adding dissolved gelatin. Chill egg-gelatin mixture until slightly thickened. Beat egg whites, gradually add 2 tablespoons sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Whip thickened gelatin mixture until fluffy. Fold into beaten egg whites. Pour mixture into prepared crust and chill until firm.

Icing:

  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream

Melt chocolate on top of double boiler over hot water. Add sugar, butter and cream; stir smooth. Spread on top of pie; sprinkle with hazelnuts. Chill. Makes 6-8 servings.

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