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Innkeeper Pie

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 pie

This pie is the height of hospitality! It’s a recipe passed down through generations: Buttery vanilla cake meets a fudgy layer made with HERSHEY’S Cocoa. A slice of this classic dessert will make any guest feel welcome.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
32 minutes
Bake Time
55 minutes
COOK TIME
7 minutes
Cool Time
15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup
    sugar plus 3/4 cup, divided
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 cup
    water
  • 1/3 cup
    butter or margarine
  • 2 1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 cup
    shortening
  • 1/2 cup
    milk
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 cup
    nuts chopped
  • Pastry Crust
  • 1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 cup
    shortening
  • 3 Tbsps
    cold water

Step-By-Step Directions

1

Prepare Pastry Crust. Heat oven to 350°F.

2

Stir together 2/3 cup sugar and cocoa in medium saucepan; stir in 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.

3

Stir together flour, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl; add shortening, milk and remaining 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. (Do not stir. Chocolate layer will sink as pie bakes.) Sprinkle nuts over top.

4

Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Cool slightly; serve warm with Sweetened Whipped Cream.

Pastry Crust: Stir together flour, salt and baking powder in medium bowl. Cut in 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.

Sweetened Whipped Cream: Combine 1 cup (1/2-pt.) cold whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; beat until stiff.

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