Berger Cookie Pie

by Sewerranger August. 31, 2010 33352 views

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This particular pie is sold around the corner from me in a place called Dangerously Delicious Pies. I found out about it from the Food Network and decided I could make one too. It's actually really simple but man is it tasty. Here's the full recipe:

1 egg
4 egg yolks
2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cups brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2/3 cups whipping cream
6 tablespoons butter
1 package berger cookies

Preheat your oven to 275F
In a heatproof bowl whisk the egg, egg yolks, all the sugar, the salt, and the vinegar until everything is incorporated.
Add the heavy whipping cream and the chopped butter. Give it a good swirl and place into a double boiler. Continue whisking until it gets hot (don't boil it) - some of the butter may not have melted yet, don't worry.
Place broken up berger cookies into the empty pie crust and cover with the hot mixture. Place the whole thing in the oven for 60 minutes. The pie won't be set until it cools.

The main ingredient in your Berger Cookie Pie is Berger Cookies. These are delightful little cookies that are home made in Baltimore. They're basically a tiny little shortbread cookie with 1/2 inch of chocolate fudge on top. You can (and should) order these little guys online.

Next comes the filling which is called a chess. A chess is like a cream filling but made with vinegar. For the chess recipe I used, you need to start by mixing a large egg, 4 egg yolks, 2/3 cup white sugar, 2/3 cup brown sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (I'll probably use more next time for a little extra bite) in a heat proof bowl (you're going to put this on a double boiler).

Once all the yellow streaks are mixed out, add 2/3 cup whipping cream and 6 tablespoons of chopped up butter. You should put this whole thing over a double boiler until it gets warm. Don't worry if the butter hasn't completely melted.

To make the pie, take a cooked pie crust and break up your berger cookies (I used about 5 or 6) and put them in your crust. Next pour your warm chess over the cookies and place in a 275F oven for an hour. The chess won't be firm until it completely cools so don't worry if it wobbles a bit in the middle.

The finished product. Oh so tasty.

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Liz M 10 years, 8 months ago

seriously dangerous!!!

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