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Chocolate Crunch Pie Recipe

This rich, fudgy pie came from an aunt of a good friend. The recipe makes two pies, which seem to quickly disappear at holiday gatherings. —Jo Ellen Greenhaw, Athens, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 unbaked pastry shells (9 inches)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Line unpricked pastry shells with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside; remove foil. Reduce heat to 350°.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk eggs and sugar until blended. Add butter and chocolate chips; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a metal spoon. Stir in the pecans, coconut and vanilla.
  • 3. Pour into pie shells. Cover edges of pastry with foil. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until puffed. Yield: 2 pies (6-8 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 468 calories, 30 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.