Guiness Chocolate Pie….Marshmallow Meringue

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– Guinness chocolate pie with beer marshmallow meringue.

Thanks to SprinkleBake for this fabulous recipe. Makes two pies.

Pretzel crust:
Ingredients:
2 cups crushed pretzels
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
10 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (firmly packed)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together pretzels, graham cracker crumbs, butter and brown sugar.  Stir together with a rubber spatula until well incorporated.

Divide mixture between two 8 or 9-inch pie plates. Bake for 10 minutes.  Cool completely before filling.

Guinness chocolate filling:

Ingredients:

8 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
14.9 oz. can Guinness Draught, divided
2 1/4 cups heavy cream
7 oz. high quality bittersweet chocolate, evenly chopped
1/4 cup cornstarch

Method:

Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in a non-reactive bowl.

Pour 1 cup of Guinness in a heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan (reserve the rest for later use).

Add heavy cream and whisk to combine.

Set over medium-high heat and cook until very hot but not boiling.

Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate.

When chocolate has melted, whisk in the egg mixture in a very thin stream as to not scramble the egg.

Whisk in cornstarch and return to heat source.

Whisk over medium heat until thickened.

Divide mixture between pie pans.

Use a rubber spatula to effectively remove all the pudding from the saucepan; quickly smooth the chocolate into the crust.  Refrigerate while making the marshmallow topping.

Beer marshmallow topping:

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
4 egg whites
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. water
1/4 tsp salt
12 jumbo marshmallows (or about 18-20 large) cut into quarters with kitchen scissors
3 tbsp. beer reduction

Method:

Whisk sugar, egg whites, water and salt together in a large metal bowl.

Set bowl over a simmering pan of water; whisk constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture is hot to the touch.

Remove bowl from simmering saucepan and stir in marshmallows pieces.

Let stand for 3-5 minutes until marshmallow pieces have softened.

Return bowl to simmering water and beat together using a hand-held mixer.

Beat for several minutes until mixture thickens.

Remove bowl from simmering water and add beer reduction.

Continue to beat mixture until it has cooled slightly.

Preheat oven to broil.

Divide mixture between two pie pans and place under broiler in oven.

Watch constantly – it’s easy for the marshmallow to burn! Remove from oven when nice and toasty.

Refrigerate pies until well set – about 3-4 hours.

Source: Sprinkbakes.com

 

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Onion Marmalade

onion marmalade

http://www.southbeachprimal.com/sweet-onion-marmalade/

1 tbsp bacon fat
4 cups of onion, sliced
¼ cup water
1 ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
Dash of salt and pepper

Instructions

In a large skillet, fry up a slice of bacon until crispy. You can eat it on the side as you make this marmalade with the leftover bacon fat OR just use 1 tbsp of saved bacon fat from the fridge. Your choice- to snack or not to snack?
Once the bacon fat is nice and hot, throw the onion slices in and stir around making sure the fat evenly coats the onions.
Lay a heavy medium –sized skillet lid directly on top of the onions for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. This helps speed up the cooking process of the onions.
Stir in ¼ cup of water into the onions, and then cook covered (with a lid that fits now) for 40-45 minutes depending on your stove temp. I like to stir the onions every 8-10 minutes to get beautiful browning. *The last 15 minutes you really gotta keep an eye on them. Caramelizing onions can be tricky.
Mix in the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and salt + pepper, and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. The mixture should become thick and gooey, with very little moisture.
Store contents in a tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. Makes about ½ cup, but this recipe can be easily doubled.