November 14, 2009

Jill's Chocolate Walnut Pie (Jackie Burrell, 11/13/09, Contra Costa Times)

9-inch unbaked pie shell

½ cup dark brown sugar, packed

½ cup soft butter or margarine

¾ cup granulated sugar

3 eggs

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup maple or corn syrup

½ cup half and half

1 cup walnut meats, chopped, plus some for decoration

1/3 cup chocolate chips

½ teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line pie pan with pastry.

2. In top of double-boiler, cream together brown sugar and butter, stir in granulated sugar, eggs, salt, syrup and half and half.

3. Cook over hot, but not boiling, water for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in
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nuts, chocolate, if desired, and vanilla. Pour into lined pie shell; bake for about an hour and 5 minutes. Cool and serve plain or with whipped cream.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2009 6:32 PM
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