Alabama Chocolate-Pecan Jumbo Christmas Fudge Pie

posted by Ann 06-18-98 6:10 PM

Alabama Chocolate-Pecan Jumbo Christmas Fudge Pie
Yield: 8 servings

1 1/4 cup Chocolate wafer crumbs
1/3 cup Butter; melted
1/2 cup Butter; softened
3/4 cup Brown sugar
3 Eggs
12 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
2 tsp Instant coffee
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Flour
1 cup Pecans; coarsely chopped
Whipped cream; sweetened
Chocolate syrup
Maraschino cherries, with stems
Mint sprigs

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and 1/3 cup melted butter; firmly press on bottom and sides of a 9" tart pan or pie plate. Bake at 350F 6 to 8 minutes.

Cream 1/2 cup softened butter; gradually add brown sugar . Add eggs,one at a time, beating after each addition.

Stir in the melted chocolate, instant coffee granules, vanilla extract, flour and chopped pecans. Pour in the prepared crust.

Bake at 375F 25 minutes.Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Before serving, pipe sweetened whipped cream on each piece and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Garnish with cherries and/or mint if desired.

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