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Chocolate Nut Pie with Brandied Cherries

Makes: 10 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 325°F1 hr 5 mins Stand 1 hr
Chocolate Nut Pie with Brandied Cherries
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  dried tart red cherries
  • 1/2  cup  brandy or orange juice
  • 1  Recipe  Single-Crust Pie Pastry or 1/2 of a 15-oz. pkg. rolled refrigerated unbaked piecrust (1 crust)
  • 1/3  cup  butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2  cups  sugar
  • 3  eggs
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  chopped walnuts
  • 3/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 3  ounces  bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  •  Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)
Directions

1. In small bowl combine dried cherries and brandy. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and reserve 1 tablespoon of the brandy.

2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare pastry and line 9-inch pie plate.

3. In medium bowl whisk together butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Stir in walnuts, flour and 2 ounces of the chopped chocolate just until combined. Stir in drained cherries and the 1 tablespoon reserved brandy. Spoon filling into crust-lined pie plate. Bake for 65 minutes, loosely covering the pie with foil the last 30 minutes of baking. Sprinkle with remaining chopped chocolate. Cool on a wire rack.

4. To serve, top with Sweetened Whipped Cream. Makes 10 servings.

Sweetened Whipped Cream
Cook 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  whipping cream
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla
Directions

1. In chilled large mixing bowl beat whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Makes about 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Nut Pie with Brandied Cherries)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 507,
  • Fat, total (g) 25,
  • chol. (mg) 80,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 63,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 39,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 65,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 155,
  • Potassium (mg) 198,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie
Cook 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/3  cup  shortening
  • 4 - 5  tablespoons  cold water
Directions

1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time until all the flour is moistened. Form pastry into a ball.

2. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Wrap pastry circle around the rolling pin. Unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond the edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Do not pick pastry.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Nut Pie with Brandied Cherries)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 507,
  • Fat, total (g) 25,
  • chol. (mg) 80,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 63,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 39,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 65,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 155,
  • Potassium (mg) 198,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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