Fudge Pie

March 10, 2008
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A wonderfully indulgent dessert that makes its own crust. SAM

2 squares unsweetened baker’s chocolate
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or cognac
Whipped cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In the top of a double boiler over hot water or in a microwave, melt the chocolate and butter. Add the sugar, flour and salt. Temper the eggs with a small amount of melted chocolate; then add the eggs to the chocolate mixture. Add the nuts and vanilla or cognac. Pour into a 9-inch pie plate and bake for 30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream.
Makes 8 servings.

Adapted from Emily’s cookbook All-American Comfort Food.

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge

December 22, 2007
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Another child-friendly, no-bake fudge—great for gifts or last-night munching. SAM

8 tablespoons butter, melted (1 stick)
4 large graham crackers, finely crushed
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 1/3 cups unsifted confectioners’ sugar
6 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels

Lightly butter an 8-inch square pan. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, crackers, peanut butter, and sugar. Press into the prepared pan. In the top of a double boiler or in a microwave, melt the chocolate and spread evenly on the peanut butter mixture. Cool in the pan before cutting into 1-inch squares.
Makes 64 1-inch squares.

Adapted from Emily’s cookbook: All-American Comfort Food.