Boston Cream Pie Whoopie Pies

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Pies

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup good quality shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and cream of tartar and set aside.

In a mixer bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and eggs well.  Add the flour mixture, alternating with the two milk mixtures.  Add the vanilla.

Heat oven to 350

Drop by scoops onto a prepared sheet and bake approx 14-15  minutes.  Remove and cool.

Pastry Cream

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla

Put these two in a micro safe bowl and microwave 1 minute.  set aside

In a pot combine:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsps corn starch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup milk

Whisk together.  Add the warm milk mixture and blend well.  Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, whisking constantly.  Cook one minute, whisking, then remove.  Immediately add 2 tbsps butter and whisk to combine.  Pour into another bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 tbsps light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup confections sugar

Heat the heavy cream almost to a boil.  Immediately pour over chocolate.  Wait a couple of minutes and then whisk the two until smooth.  Add the corn syrup and confectioners sugar and blend well.

Assembly

Using two pies,  put some of the pastry cream on one (as much as you can fit or want!) and then top with another one.
Spread some of the chocolate glaze on top and smooth.

Add a cherry and enjoy!

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