Sherry Chiffon Pie Recipe
- 1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust
- 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
- ¼ cup cold water
- 2 cups scalded milk
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, separated
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons sherry
- ¼ cup chopped almonds
- 4 teaspoons white sugar
- ½ cup chopped almonds (optional)
step 1: Soften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes.
step 2: In a double boiler pan combine milk, salt, and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir until dissolved. Whisk in egg yolks and cook in double boiler until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir gelatin into custard mixture until thoroughly dissolved. Cool mixture.
step 3: Stir almond extract, sherry, and 1/4 cup almonds into custard.
step 4: In a medium mixing bowl whip egg whites until frothy. Add 4 teaspoons of sugar, one at a time, whipping constantly until whites form soft peaks. Fold egg whites into custard.
step 5: Pour custard mixture into pie shell. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Serve chilled.