Saturday, October 22, 2011
HOW TO PREPARE BLACK BOTTOM PIE
--GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:--
1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c. diet margarine
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 c. part-skim ricotta cheese
12 packets sweetener
1 packet low-calorie whipped topping mix
1 1/2 c. skim milk
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. cocoa
Combine crumbs with diet margarine by cutting in softened margarine
until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly in bottom and
sides of 8 or 9 inch pie pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 8
to 10 minutes. Cool. In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup
skim milk. Let stand one minute.
Heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. In blender or food
processor, blend ricotta until smooth and add gelatin mixture,
remaining 1 cup milk and vanilla. Continue blending until completely
smooth. Remove half the mixture, set aside. To mixture still in
blender, add 6 packs sugar substitute and cocoa. Blend thoroughly.
Pour blender mixture into crust, chill for 30 minutes or until partially
set. At the same time, chill remaining mixture for 30 minutes.
Prepare whipped topping mix according to package directions gradually
adding remaining 6 packets sugar substitute. Whisk into reserved,
chilled mixture until blended smoothly. Spoon over chocolate layer;
chill until set. Garnish with dusting of cocoa. Makes one (8 or 9 inch)
pie or 8 servings.