7 Stunning Black Bottom Pie Recipes

Let’s talk about pies. There is nothing quite as satisfying as baking a pie from scratch. That includes making the crust. Building that pie up from the ground and then being able to show off all your hard work to your friends and family.

That’s the truth about making pies from scratch, they can be difficult to make. That is what makes them so worth it. The feeling of taking out a freshly baked pie from the oven and seeing all your hard work pay off. There is truly nothing like it.

Pies are great to take to any event. Going to a dinner party? Bring a pie for dessert. Welcoming a new neighbor? Bake them a pie. Need to send someone a get well soon gift? Give them a homemade pie. Handing someone a homemade pie is one way you can guarantee putting a smile to their face.

So now we’ve looked at how amazing pies are, let’s look at how versatile they can be. You can have pies that have a lattice top, pies that have no top at all, and pies with crimped edges – the list goes on and on.

What about the flavor and the type of pie? You can have traditional pies like apple and pumpkin pie. You also have savory pies like a chicken pot pie. But have you ever heard of black bottom pies? They might not be as famous as other pie flavors but they are just as delicious.

What are Black Bottom Pies?

Black bottom pies originated in the United States of America. They are essentially a pie that has a chocolate cream filling just above the crust. This is what gives them the black bottom name. They are then usually topped with whipped cream or a meringue topping. The mix of all these ingredients makes a scrumptious pie.

So, if you are thinking about baking a black bottom pie, then you have come to the right place. We have created a list of stunning black bottom pie recipes for you to make. #

We have also answered all of your burning pie-related questions so you have all the information you need to be able to make the perfect pie.

1. California Black Bottom Pie

The first black bottom pie is following the traditional recipe for black bottom pie. However, there is a slight variation in the recipe. What makes this black bottom pie different is the walnut crust. There are crushed up walnuts in the graham cracker crust. This adds an extra nutty flavor to the pie that complements the chocolate layers.

This black bottom pie also has rum in it, which is very common in black bottom pie. However, the recipe states that you can spice this recipe up by swapping out the rum for orange liqueur. This recipe can be difficult to execute, but it is definitely worth the hassle.

2. Black Bottom Pie

This recipe keeps to the traditional recipe of black bottom pie as the simple parts of the pie remain the same. What we adore about this recipe is the light and airy meringue topping. This meringue topping has rum in it, which goes so well with the creamy and rich chocolate filling.

What you need to know about this recipe is that the egg whites are not fully cooked. Therefore those who are pregnant should avoid this recipe. Children should also not eat this pie or anyone else whose health is compromised.

3. Southern Black Bottom Pie

This recipe for a Southern black bottom pie is one of the easier ones to make on this list. We think that anyone new to making pies could feel comfortable baking this pie.

This recipe takes around 1 hour to make and extra time for allowing the pie to chill, and can serve up to eight people. This black bottom pie has an Oreo crust, making it slightly different from the other pies on this list. It also has a rich chocolate custard that is topped with a rum mousse.

To finish this pie off, add a dollop of whipped cream on top of it.

4. Year Of Pie’s Black Bottom Pie

This next black bottom pie recipe is slightly easier than the rest and that is because it says you can buy your pie crust. This is a black bottom pie for those who love to be dramatic. That is exactly what black bottom pie is, dramatic. This pie is so extravagant with all the different color layers with different textures. It is truly a show-stopping pie.

This black bottom pie has a few added ingredients compared to others, like cream of tartar in the rum chiffon. This is definitely the dessert you’ll want to make if you want to impress your family and friends.

5. Low Carb Keto Black Bottom Pie

Some of us hear the word pie and think of all the sugar that goes into making them. Well, for those of you who are sugar-free, we want you to enjoy pie as well! So, check out this recipe if you follow the Keto diet.

This black bottom pie has a dense chocolate custard filling with a light and fluffy chiffon filling. This recipe also has xanthan gum in it.

This pie is so tasty that you wouldn’t be able to tell that it is sugar-free and a low-carb option.

6. Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie

We wanted to include a vegan option in this list because it is important to us that everyone has the option to enjoy whatever dessert they crave. This black-bottom banana cream pie definitely switches up the original black bottom pie recipe.

The layers start with a dairy-free ganache, then the pie has a banana custard which is topped with coconut whipped cream. This black bottom pie has all the flavors that go well together in it.

If you want to eat a light but delicious vegan dessert, then try this recipe!

7. Gluten-Free Banana Black Bottom Pie

The last recipe on this list is a gluten-free option. As we said before, everyone deserves to try the black bottom pie, no matter what dietary restrictions you have.

This black bottom pie takes the traditional recipe to a whole new level. The chocolate cookie crust is what makes this a black bottom pie. This crust is then filled with a homemade creamy pudding and is topped with whipped cream.

This pie is able to serve sixteen people which makes it the perfect dessert to take to a dinner party. So, if you want a decadent dessert, you should definitely make this black bottom pie.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need To Let My Pie Cool Before Serving?

Yes, for some pies you should let them cool before serving. Any pies that involve custard, like pumpkin pie, need to cool so the custard can set.

This is the same for black bottom pies. They need to cool after baking so the custard chocolate layer can be set. You can usually tell when a pie needs to cool before serving based on the consistency of the pie.

Black bottom pies also need to be cooled so you can put the whipped cream on them. If you put the whipped cream on them when the pies are still hot, then the whipped cream will soften and melt. All your hard work whipping the cream would have been wasted.

A general rule to help you remember whether or not a pie needs to be cooled so it can be set properly is to think about the consistency you are going for. If the pie should have a thick filling that should stay together when tucking into it, then it most likely needs to be cooled.

How Should I Store My Pie?

Storing your pie correctly depends on what pie you have baked. Those who have made fruit pies like to keep them wrapped up on the countertop. This is fine for those types of pies.

For black bottom pies, they need to be wrapped in plastic and stored in the refrigerator. This is because they have a custard base and are topped with whipped cream. Cream and eggs should not be kept out of the refrigerator as they will spoil.

If you leave a pie that contains egg, cream, custard, meat, fish, and some other dairy products, you should always put them in the refrigerator. If you are ever in doubt about whether or not your pie should be stored in the refrigerator or not then as a precaution you should put it in the refrigerator. It is better to be safe than sorry, and end up with an upset stomach.

There isn’t really any harm when it comes to putting pies in the refrigerator since the texture of your pie doesn’t change much like a cake might. Especially for pies, that you will re-heat.

Do I Need To Use Pie Weights For My Crust?

Pie isn’t pie without a great crust. You need to get the pie foundation right for the whole pie to be perfect. This includes making sure your crust isn’t soggy and is baked through properly. Pie weights are a way to help you make sure your pie crust is properly baked. We use pie crust to stop our pie crusts from shrinking and collapsing.

If the recipe you are following wants you to cook your pie crust first without any filling, then yes you should use pie weights. In the case of black bottom pies, a lot of the recipes want you to bake your pie crust first without any filling. So to make sure you get the perfect pie crust, you should use pie weights when baking.

If you don’t have any pie weights at home you can use dried beans, another pie pan, rice, or anything that will fit in the pie and will weigh it down. As long as the item you are using is oven-friendly.

How Long Does Pie Last Until It Gets Bad?

The answer to this question depends on how you have stored it and what type of pie you have made. If you have made a custard pie like black bottom pie and have stored it in the refrigerator then the pie should last for around 3 to 4 days.

This is the same for most pies. Fruit pies that have been stored in the refrigerator may last up to five days.

If you’ve made a savory meat pie or fish pie, it is best to eat the rest within 2 to 3 days after baking, as long as it has been refrigerated

Final Thoughts

Well, that brings us to the end of this list looking at stunning black bottom pie recipes. A lot of black bottom pie recipes are very similar. The biggest changes you might see are the type of crust they have made. There isn’t much variation with the flavor and fillings because they are simple to assemble.

We hope that we have answered all of the questions you may have about baking black bottom pie. Hopefully, you have found the perfect recipe for you to bake at home. We wish you the best of luck baking a black bottom pie. We just know that it will surprise all your friends and family.

All that is left to say from us is have fun baking!


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