Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mile High Raspberry Pie

This is from the 1959 Foodarama Party Book. They have two complete Valentine's Day menus. This is from Valentine's Party, and consists of: Claret Punch, Mile High Raspberry Pie, Nuts, Mints and Coffee. I can't remember ever attending a Valentine's Day party for adults. I'd love to do so, however! Especially if this was served:

Mile High Raspberry Pie
2 pkg. frozen raspberries
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
2 cups heavy cream, whipped
1 baked 9-inch pie shell
Shredded Coconut
Thaw raspberries; drain juice into a measuring cup; add cold water if necessary, to make 1 cup raspberry juice.  Soften gelatin in the raspberry juice.  Combine sugar and water; stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.  Cook rapidly to 235F on candy thermometer, or until syrup spins a thread.  Add softened gelatin to syrup; stir to dissolve.  Slowly pour syrup mixture over egg whites, while beating rapidly.  Continue beating until mixture forms peaks when beater is raised.  Fold in cream.  Fold in drained raspberries.  Spoon into pie shell.  Garnish with shredded coconut.  Chill several hours, or until set.

This is a little tricky, but still sounds delicious.

Tonight after work I will head far north to the Zion Benton Public Library for my Crazy About Cakes show. That show is always fun to do, and I'm looking forward to the full crowd signed up for it tonight. Where's my red tomato colored vintage dress...

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