Chocolate rum striped pie recipe (1978)

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Vintage chocolate rum striped pie

Here’s how to make this retro recipe for a beautiful layered chocolate rum striped pie, with a how-to that comes from the ’70s!

Chocolate rum striped pie

Chocolate rum striped pie

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes


  • 2 cups Nestle Seml-Sweet Real Chocolate Morsels (12-ounce package)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (1 envelope) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • One 9" baked pie shell


  1. Combine over hot (not boiling) water, chocolate chips, milk, 1/4 cup sugar, gelatin, and salt; heat until gelatin is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
  2. Quickly beat in egg yolk and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in rum.
  4. Chill in refrigerator until completely cool and thickened (about 1-1/2 hours).
  5. In small bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.
  6. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  7. Fold into cooled chocolate mixture; set aside.
  8. In small bowl, combine heavy cream and confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
  9. Spread half of chocolate mixture into baked 9" pie shell.
  10. Spread 1-1/4 cups of whipped cream over chocolate layer. Cover with remaining chocolate mixture.
  11. Decorate top with dollops of remaining whipped cream, or pipe through pastry tube.
  12. Chill in refrigerator until firm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 539 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 61mg Sodium: 328mg Carbohydrates: 67g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 43g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.
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