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Black Bottom Pie

2 cups milk
1 envelope plain gelatin
1 tbs. cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbs. cold water
4 egg yolks , beaten (use whites later)
2 squares baking chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped
3 tbs. powdered sugar
2 squares baking chocolate, grated
1 pie shell, baked

Soak gelatin in cold water (set aside). Scald milk & add sugar & cornstarch. Stir until smooth. Add beaten egg yolks. Cook in top of a double boiler until thick, stir constantly. Stir in dissolved gelatin. Divide custard into halves. Add chocolate & vanilla to one half. Pour into a baked pie shell. Cool remaining half of custard. Beat egg whites & cream of tartar & slowly add 1/2 cup of sugar. Blend with cooled custard Spread over top of chocolate layer. Chill in refrigerator. Whip cream & sweeten with 3 TBS powdered sugar. Top custard with sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle grated chocolate on top of whipped cream. Chill well before serving. 

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