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Friday, 27 August 2010

Hearty Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Pie

Serves 8  | Easy

Chocolate! Nothing like it to satisfy the untamed cravings of a sweet tooth. Chocolate settles that score. But this pie is not just some ordinary chocolate pie! It's the gooey cousin; Chocolate Fudge! This Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Pie Recipe is a base that is often used in making other fudge pie recipes. Therefore, give it a try, and see how it goes. Then experiment and use it as a base for other chocolate fudge pies and desserts. 

Since your requests were for simple dessert recipes, that do not require much work; I have made this recipe using a store-bought frozen short-crust pastry. This short crust dough can be found in most supermarkets, nowadays, in the freezer section. All you need to do is thaw and roll out. However, if you would like to make your own short-crust dough, click here for recipe and method.

Score Sides and Bottom 
of crust with fork
You Need
60g dark chocolate or bittersweet chocolate pieces, chopped
1/2 cup butter
1 cup caster sugar 
2 eggs, beaten
1 recipe pie crust (find recipe on this link)
Whipped cream (optional)

Preheat your oven to 375 F.

Prepare the tart shell
Roll the pastry out, and place on a lightly greased pie pan, making sure to spread the pastry well over the whole plate without leaving any air bubbles underneath it.

Score the bottom and sides of pastry with a fork. Place the pie plate in the fridge uncovered until ready to bake.

Melt the chocolate and butter together on a double boiler, until smooth and all melted. Remove the melted chocolate from heat. Add the sugar, then a little bit of the beaten eggs, and whisk to combine and temper the eggs. Then Add remaining eggs and beat well to incorporate all ingredients. 

Pour chocolate filling into prepared pie crust and bake for 25 minutes or until the centre is set and not wet.

Serving Suggestions
You can serve Chocolate Fudge Pie, plain OR You can whip the cream and spread on top the chocolate.

Individual Portion Pies

Cream Topped Chocolate Fudge Pie

  • You Can prepare individual serving pies, or mini pies. 

  • There is no limit to what you can do with a chocolate fudge pie: You can top it with meringue, caramel or butter scotch. You can serve it with fresh fruits, fruit coulis, sauces....etc. 

This a very good recipe to have as it allows you to create many desserts from the same base, and no one has to know.

Try a different choice every time !!