Chocolate Ice Box Pie

by Jonah

Just like the Toddle House used to make!

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Chocolate Ice Box Pie
Southern Sideboards
1981, Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi
Mrs. Wilfred Cole

“An adaptation of Toddle House Chocolate Pie.
Remember how good it was?”

A 9-inch pie shell, baked
A 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Prepare baked pie shell. Cook condensed milk, chocolate and salt in
top of double boiler over hot water until thick. Add water slowly and
let thicken again. Stir in vanilla. Pour into pie shell; refrigerate. Serve
cold with whipped cream on top.

I only use 1/4 cup water and whiz the filling in a food processor before dumping it into the crust. I also use double the vanilla at our altitude. You want to make sure the filling is super thick.

Berck has demanded I make this every Thanksgiving since the first time I made it. It takes all day, but, boy, is it good.

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