Innkeeper Pie

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

A rich, moist cake-like filling with walnuts, baked in a pie shell.

INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):


  • Heat oven to 350 F. Prepare Pastry Crust: In medium bowl, stir together 1 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon baking powder. Cut in 1/2 cup shortening until pieces are size of small peas; sprinkle in water, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened. Roll dough into circle about 1/8 inch thick. Fit into 9-inch pie plate; flute edge.
  • In medium saucepan, stir together 2/3 cup sugar and cocoa; stir in 1 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; add butter and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla, stirring until butter is melted. Set aside.
  • In small bowl, stir together flour, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt; add 1/4 cup shortening, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Add egg; beat 2 minutes. Spoon batter into prepared crust. Stir chocolate mixture; gently pour over batter. Sprinkle nuts over top.
  • Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Cool slightly; serve warm with Sweetened Whipped Cream.
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream: In small bowl, combine 1 cup (1/2 pt.) cold whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until stiff.