Fudge Pie Fail

I made a fudge pie and the filling separated. A chocolate layer rose to the top and a “chess pie” type layer settled at the bottom. What would cause the filling to separate?

  • Posted by: Suzanne
  • December 30, 2018
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creamtea
creamtea December 31, 2018

Suzanne, could you link to a recipe so we have an idea of the ingredients and techniques involved?

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Suzanne
Suzanne January 1, 2019

Recipe attached

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Lori Terwilliger
Lori Terwilliger January 1, 2019

Your recipe is almost a duplicate of the one I use, except mine calls for 1/4 cup of flour mixed with the cocoa. I suspect the problem was that there wasn't enough "stuff" to keep the cocoa suspended in the egg/sugar/milk mixture. As the egg custard part cooked, the proteins contracted and the teensy bits of cocoa powder were forced upwards and outwards.

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