After many requests, both from last nights post, and Facebook, here is what Iowans know as Bishops Chocolate Pie.
Many MANY years ago, in my childhood, there was a restaurant buffet in Des Moines, names Bishops. They had the BEST chocolate pie and were famous statewide for it. Back then, it was a REALLY big deal to go “out to eat” at Bishops and end the meal with a big piece of the pie. Brings back fond memories.
Are there many? or any? blog readers that remember the famous pie? please tell us your Bishops memories if you have them.
Otherwise, here is the recipe, try it out and make your OWN memories. 🙂
Bishops Chocolate Pie:
1 qt vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cup milk
2 sm pkgs chocolate instant pudding
2 squares unsweetened Bakers Chocolate (melted)
1 cup Whipping Cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 deep large Graham Cracker crust
Mix and beat the slightly softened ice cream and milk together for 2 minutes. Add 1 of the pudding mixes and beat 2 minutes. Add the 2nd pudding mix and beat another 2 minutes. Add the melted chocolate and beat well until mixed thoroughly. Pour into Graham Cracker crust and keep in refrigerator.
Prepare whipped topping by beating the whipping cream and powdered sugar together until it forms stiff peaks. I use a metal bowl and chill the beaters before I do this.
With this recipe, the whipped topping is to be piped along the edges like the picture shows. I personally like more of the topping, so I double the Whipped topping portions and then SPREAD it over the entire chocolate mixture. Makes it even BETTER!!!
Must be kept refrigerated!!!
Thanks goes out to Dawn for requesting this recipe via Facebook and to Mishelle for providing it. I am just spreading the word via my blog !! 🙂
They say “Life is short, eat dessert first”. I am obeying this rule as dessert is first (tonight) and a recipe for Cheeseburger Chowder (tomorrow for Day 9)….another highly requested recipe!!! it is soooooo DELICIOUS!!!!!!! you will not want to miss it.
hmmmm….I see a pattern here of food. After tomorrow, we will shift focus (again). Remember randomness is good.