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Almond-Fudge Custard Pie

 Almond-Fudge Custard Pie
Rich chocolate and a hint of almond team up in this creamy pie from field editor Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped cream
  • Toasted sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa and salt. In another bowl,
  • whisk the eggs, cream and extract just until combined. Stir into dry
  • ingredients until blended. Carefully pour into pastry shell.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and almonds. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 293 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white

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Almond-Fudge Custard Pie (continued)

Wine (continued)
wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.