July 30, 2008

Cocoa Fudge Pie

My favorite dessert is Pie... Blueberry Pie to be specific. I could eat it everyday. My son, while he loves pie, is not a big fan of the fruit-filled variety. He loves Cocoa Fudge Pie.

At the mere suggestion of making his favorite treat, the boy sprung into action. After making the crust (recipe to follow in another post) we set about the task of making the filling.

The recipe comes from a cookbook that my hubby gave me, "Flaunting our Finest: A Cookbook from Historic Franklin." It is delicious and easy to make. I usually double the recipe so that the pie is nice and full.

The finished product is something along the lines of a gooey brownie in a crisp crust. I prefer to eat the pie while still warm with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. My son likes it at room temperature with fresh whipped cream on top.

Cocoa Fudge Pie

1 c. butter, melted
7 Tbs. cocoa
2 c. sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 c. flour, sifted
2 tsp. vanilla

Combine the butter and the cocoa and stir until smooth. Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Stir until combined. Pour into an unbaked pie crust.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes. The crust should be golden and the pie should be set. I like to slightly under-cook the pie so that the middle is still slightly gooey, like a perfect brownie.

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