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Alabama Chocolate-pecan Jumbo Christmas Fudge Pie

Author/Submitted by: Rebecca Oeswein <>
Servings: 8
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Pies & Pastries

1 1/4  cups  chocolate wafer crumbs
1/3  cup  butter, melted
1/2  cup  butter, softened
3/4  cup  brown sugar
3    eggs
12  ounces  semisweet chocolate chips
2  teaspoons  instant coffee
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
1/2  cup  flour
1  cup  pecans, coarsely chopped
    whipped cream, sweetened
    chocolate syrup
    maraschino cherries with stems
    mint sprigs

Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and 1/3 cup melted butter; firmly press on bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan or pie plate. Bake at 350F for 6 to 8 minutes. Cream 1/2 cup softened butter; gradually add brown sugar with the electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the melted chocolate, instant coffee granules, vanilla extract, flour and chopped pecans. Pour into the prepared crust. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Before serving, pipe sweetened whipped cream on each piece and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Garnish with cherries and/or mint if desired. [ Advertisement letter for "Christmas With SOUTHERN LIVING 1990" ]

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