Sunday, June 5, 2011

Simply Irresistible Pie

My good friend, Melissa of Free From the Gluten that Binds, recently agreed to become our second guest blogger here at Pie Inspired! She and her family recently visited us and she brought along this gluten free recipe for French Silk Pie with Free From the Gluten that Binds pie crust. Of course we had to give it a try! Who says you can't make amazing gluten free pie?? Not me and here is the recipe to prove it!!! :-)

Ingredients:
(makes 2 pies)

1-1/2 C granulated sugar
1 t salt
2 (13 oz) cans evaporated milk
2-2/3 C water
2/3 C cornstarch
6 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
4 t vanilla
Whipped cream/mini chocolate chips (optional, for topping)

Directions:

1. Make your Free From the Gluten that Binds pie crusts. Set aside.

2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, salt, evaporated milk, water, and cornstarch; stir mixture vigorously with a fork to prevent the cornstarch from clumping. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches a boil and thickens.

3. Reduce heat to low and add chocolate. Stir quickly until chocolate melts. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla.


4. Pour filling into prepared crusts.


5. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before adding toppings and serving.


The Verdict:

Oh my goodness! Gluten free is DELICIOUS! :-) This pie was silky and creamy and chocolaty. Wonderful. The Free From the Gluten that Binds pie crust tasted like a real graham cracker crust (though the consistency was different--more like regular pie crust-only denser). I highly recommend this pie for all of you out there who are cutting out gluten. Really, really good!


Oh and you should head over to Melissa's blog, Free from the gluten that binds, for lots and lots of other yummy gluten free recipes as well! Yum!

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