Sweetheart Fudge Pie Recipe

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"If your sweetie is a chocolate fan, this pie is a perfect way to declare your devotion - on Valentine's Day or anytime of the year!" confirms field editor Kim Marie Van Rheenen of Mendota, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or rum extract
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 403 calories, 27g fat (13g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Line pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; set crust aside.
  2. In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate, coffee and extract. Stir in walnuts and flour. Pour into crust. Bake at 375° for 28-30 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form; fold in cherries. Spread over pie. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Sweetheart Fudge Pie in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p65

Sweet White Wine

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

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