Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie Recipe

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Preparing this old-fashioned pie brings back memories. When I was a girl, we cranked homemade ice cream to serve with it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 467 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 372 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water, chocolate and butter to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  3. Pour into pastry shell. Carefully pour reserved chocolate mixture over filling. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Cover edges of pastry with foil. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 467 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 372 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2012

It is more of a cake than a pie

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