Alabama Jumbo Pecan Chocolate Fudge Pie

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ALABAMA JUMBO PECAN CHOCOLATE FUDGE PIE Crust: 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 1/3 cup margarine or butter (You can make your own wafers by combining 1-part sugar, 1-part cocoa, and 2-parts dry bread crumbs in the food processor. Chop very finely. (Make more than you need and store the remainder in the freezer). Filling: 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3 large eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 cup chopped pecans 2 tsp. instant coffee granules 1 pkg. (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted Whipped cream and Chocolate syrup for garnish Combine chocolate crumbs and 1/3 cup softened margarine (or butter). Press firmly onto sides and bottom of a greased 11" false-bottom tart pan**. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, cream 1/2 cup margarine (or butter), add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add next four ingredients. Stir melted chocolate in quickly as it "sets-up" again. Spoon filling into prepared crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Serve the pie warm with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate syrup drizzled on each wedge. Makes 12-16 servings. If you do not have a false bottom tart pan, you can use a 9-inch pie pan. Grandview Lodge 809 Valley View Circle Rd. Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 (704) 456-5212 (800) 255-7826

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