Chocolate Icebox Pie

Photo by: K. Henriques

Recently my grandfather and I were talking about pie, which isn’t really abnormal; but, he was telling me that he grew up eating Chocolate Icebox Pie. Having never heard of this pie before I wondered how it was different from Chocolate Meringue Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Chocolate Chess Pie or Chocolate Silk Pie. I’m still a little confused as to how all of these pie’s are different but based on my limited research this was the only one that wasn’t cooked in some way. I digress… I’ve been wanting to make a Chocolate Icebox Pie for my grandfather since he hadn’t had one in a long time so I raw across a few recipes and chose this one because it had an Oreo crust!

This recipe isn’t super hard but there’s a few layers. The crust was easy to make but I in hindsight I feel like it needed more butter because it wasn’t enough to hold all of the crushed Oreo’s together. The actual chocolate layer wasn’t too difficult either; though be careful not to let the chocolate seize (see the recipe notes). I did back down on the powdered sugar a little, but mainly because I totally misread the instructions and accidentally put an entire cup in the whipped topping portion. Definately would not recommend this, though thankfully it was still edible. One recommendation from my husband would be to use gelatin to help stabilize the whipped topping because it started to deflate by the end of the day.

Personally, this wasn’t my favorite recipe but I don’t normally like pie’s like this so it’s less about the recipe and more my preference. The rest of the family really enjoyed it so definately try it yourself but maybe add a little more melted butter to help the crust and maybe consider adding gelatin to the whipped topping.

Baking Ease9
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Recipe Used: Sugar Spun Run

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