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Illinois Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Servings: 8
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Pies & Pastries

1 1/2  c  pecan, ground
1    egg, separated
1/4  c  sugar
1  tb  cocoa
6  oz  chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
1    egg, separated
1  t  vanilla
1/2  pt  heavy cream, whipped, divide
1  tb  confectioners' sugar

For crust: Grind pecans in blender or chop extra fine. Beat egg white stiff (reserve tolk for filling). Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff and glossy; beat in cocoa. Fold in ground nuts. Press mixture firmly into bottom and sides of WELL-GREASED 9" pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool. For filling: Melt chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in 2 egg yolks and vanilla. Set aside to cool. Beat remaining egg white stiff; set aside. Whip cream stiff; sweeten with confectioners' sugar. Fold HALF of cream into chocolate mixture, then fold in beaten egg white. Pile into pie shell; garnish with whipped cream. Chill. recipe of Florence Martin of Marengo, Illinois By "Lloyd A. Carver" <> on Jan 5, 1996

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