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Sweetheart Fudge Pie

 Sweetheart Fudge Pie
"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.
12-14 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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 King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red maraschino cherries

Directions

  • Line pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at
  • 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; set crust aside.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff
  • peaks form; fold in cherries. Spread over pie. Yield: 12-14
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 403 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.