As you may know, I am a tradition freak during the holidays. I want every single thing to be exactly as it was when I was a kid. Over the years I think we have done a pretty good job at keeping with all of our family traditions. I cannot even remember when this one started, but for many years I made several double fudge pies from one of my mom's cookbooks a few days before Christmas. Then my niece and nephew began helping me and it sort of became our little tradition.
|Making pies with my niece Christmas 2009.|
This pie is so rich and delicious. You just have to make it to see for yourself. Here I topped it with powdered sugar, but it is great served warm over ice cream, or with whipped cream and berries, or just plain. So yummy!
Double Fudge Pie
Source: Virginia Hospitality (cookbook)
1/2 cup butter
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp milk
Preheat oven to 325. Melt butter and chocolate and cool slightly. Gradually mix into eggs. Add remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed. Spread into a buttered 9-inch pie plate and bake for precisely 40 minutes. Center will be soft and moist when taken from the oven, but firms a little when cooling.
PS...I have not taken down my Christmas tree yet. :( I want it up forever!!