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Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Chocolate Nut Pie with Brandied Cherries

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Directions

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

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

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Nut Pie with Brandied Cherries)

507 calories; total fat 25g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fat 8g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 80mg; sodium 155mg; potassium 198mg; carbohydrates 63g; fiber 3g; sugar 39g; protein 7g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 65mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 3mg.

Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

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  • 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.

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