Tuesday, October 7, 2008

YWP: I Love that Movie! Part 2

Polar Express Pie

A cool pepperminty chocolate layer paired with a layer of soft creamy milk chocolate in a Sugar Cookie crust.

Crust:
Bake some of your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use store bought cookies. Process them into fine crumbs in a food processor. Mix approx 8-10 oz (depending on your pie pan size) with about 2 oz. of butter. Press mixture into the sides and bottom of the pan and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Filling:
16 oz. Whole Milk
4 oz. Granulated Sugar
1 ea. Egg Yolk
1 ea. Whole Egg
1.25 oz. Cornstarch
2 oz. Milk Chocolate
2 oz. Peppermint Chocolate Chips*
4 oz. Heavy Cream
1 oz. Powdered Sugar

Optional to garnish:
Chantilly Cream
Shaved Chocolate

In a heavy sauce pan bring milk and 1/2 sugar to a scald. In a heat proof bowl, whisk together remaining sugar, eggs and cornstarch. Pour about 1/2 of the scalded milk into egg mixture, to temper. Pour back into the pan and cook until thickened. Pour 1/2 (approx. 11 oz) into a bowl with the milk chocolate and 1/2 into a different bowl with the peppermint chocolate. Mix each until the chips are completely combined and the mixture is completely smooth. Cover milk chocolate mixture with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic is touching the surface of the filling so that it doesn't form a skin. Pour peppermint chocolate directly into the prepared pie crust, smoothing into an even layer, cover with plastic wrap. Put into fridge to cool and set. Whip heavy cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks and fold into milk chocolate when it has cooled sufficiently. Spread evenly over the peppermint layer. Cover with plastic and chill overnight. Decorate with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

*I used York Peppermint Patty Premier Baking chips, I don't know where you could get these, I've looked online and can't even find them on the Hersey's website. You could probably sub in other peppermint flavored chips or reg. dark chocolate with a bit of peppermint oil.

12 comments:

Tammy said...

I havent seen that movie but the pie looks great!

Mary Ann said...

Looks delicious! Great job- I want to try that pie!

PheMom said...

Great idea and great movie. We love that one at our house too! I think that your Polar Express Pie looks awesome! Glad to have you in the group!

Elizabeth said...

Cute! And very creative!

Natashya said...

That looks great! Can I have some?

Judy said...

Sounds divine. Where do you find peppermint chocolate chips?

Nichi said...

Judy, I used York Peppermint Patty Premier Baking chips, I don't know where you could get these, I've looked online and can't even find them on the Hersey's website. You could probably sub in other peppermint flavored chips or reg. dark chocolate with a bit of peppermint oil. I forgot to add this info to my post, thanks for the reminder ;)

Susie Homemaker said...

ooooh...sounds refreshing!
Maybe try using the Andes Mint Baking Chips? Maybe that would work...

Jacque said...

Mmmm, I like that it has two chocolate layers... great idea! It looks fantastic :)

tami said...

Your pie looks yummy!I've never seen the movie but have heard about it from my niece (who loved it!) And chocolate and mint together are a wining combo!

Rebecca said...

Aaaaaah! Awesome pick. Peppermint and chocolate–perfect.

bakingwiththeboys said...

I love chocolate and mint! Great combo.