Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie

I was on a pie making mission yesterday. I love to make pies. There is something about the whole process that is very stress relieving for me. This one is different from your typical pie but very tasty. It has just enough chocolate to not make it too rich which I appreciate. Out of the pies I made yesterday it was the family favorite. You can serve it with some vanilla ice cream. YUM!

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie

1 unbaked pastry shell (recipe below) see my tutorial for pie crust here
1-1/4 cups flour 
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
4-5 tablespoons ice water

Chocolate Filling
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a saucepan, bring water, chocolate and butter to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat add sugar and vanilla. Set aside.

1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening with sugar until fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Combine flour, baking powder ans salt. add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Pour into unbaked pastry shell already formed in dish. Carefully pour chocolate mixture over filling. Cover pie crust edges with foil so they don't burn. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. Cool on wire rack and store in fridge.

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