Eggnog Pie

A wonderful holiday pie: Eggnog Pie

Eggnog Pie

It has a mousse-like texture.  Use a warm, damp knife for cutting perfect slices.  It’s a favorite pie at my house!

Eggnog Pie Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

Yield: 10 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes + chill time

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Eggnog Pie

This is a family favorite recipe in the RecipeGirl house!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large egg yolks, well beaten
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups half and half, heated to the point of just before boiling
  • 1 Tablespoon gelatin (unflavored)
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped (optional)
  • 1 baked pie crust
  • nutmeg
  • maraschino cherries to garnish, if desired

Directions:

  1. In large bowl add salt and 1/3 cup sugar to the egg yolks. Whisk together. Whisk in a tablespoon of the hot half and half, then whisk in another. Keep whisking in the half and half just a little at a time until it is all incorporated. Pour the mixture into a the top of a double boiler over low heat and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon thickly. Dissolve the gelatin in cold water. Add the gelatin, vanilla, and almond extract to the custard- blend well.
  2. Pour the mixture back into bowl and chill until slightly thickened.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Add remaining 1/3 cup of sugar gradually. Fold the egg white mixture into the chilled mixture. Stir in the almonds.
  4. Pour the eggnog custard into a baked pie shell and chill until ready to serve (at least 2 1/2 hours). Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and maraschino cherries, if desired.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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