Brandy Alexander Pie


  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cognac
  • 3egg yolks
  • ¼ cup creme de cacao
  • 3egg whites
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake crust in oven for 10 minutes; set aside.


  • Step 2

    In a saucepan, allow gelatin to soften in cold water. Add 1/3 cup sugar, salt, and beaten egg yolks; blend together. Heat over low heat stirring until gelatin dissolves and mixture coats spoon. Do not bring to a boil.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat, stir in cognac and creme de cacao. Chill until mixture thickens.

  • Step 4

    In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; while beating, slowly add rest of sugar. Fold egg white and sugar mixture into the thickened filling.

  • Step 5

    Whip the heavy cream and gently fold half of it into the cognac mixture. Pour into graham cracker crust; cover and refrigerate for an hour. Garnish with remaining whipped cream and chocolate curls.

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