Fudge Satin Pie with Nutty Crumb Crust
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar granulated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons liqueur coffee flavor, such as kahlua
8 ounces chocolate chips (semi-sweet) melted
1 1/2 pounds butter, unsalted softened
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons instant coffee
Mix crumbs, almonds, 1/3 cup powdered sugar and melted
butter and press into 10-inch glass pie pan.
Beat eggs with mixer and add granulated sugar.
Beat until light and custardy.
Add vanilla and coffee liqueur. Mix well and add melted chocolate.
Continue beating and add unsalted butter, 1 stick at a time, until
smooth and satiny.
Turn into crust and chill until set. Whip cream with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and powdered coffee.
Pipe through pastry tube onto pie using rose tip.
For the caramel:
1/3 cup toasted whole almonds, coarsely chopped
1 large Granny Smith apple
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick), plus more for coating the ramekins
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup orange blossom honey
1/8 teaspoon fine salt