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    Fudgy Chocolate Malt Peppermint Pie

    Source of Recipe

    Christmas Cheer

    List of Ingredients

    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    2 (1-ounce) unsweetened chocolate squares
    1 (1-ounce) semisweet chocolate square
    1 cup sugar
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup chocolate malt mix
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
    1 pint peppermint ice cream, softened
    1 cup whipping cream
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy


    Melt first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat; cool.
    Beat chocolate mixture and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth. Add flour and next 3 ingredients, beating until blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into a lightly greased 9-inch pieplate.

    Bake at 325 for 40 minutes. Remove from oven; cool completely on wire rack.

    Press down center of crust gently. Spread ice cream over crust. Cover and freeze 8 hours.

    Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar at medium speed with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Spread over ice cream. Sprinkle with crushed candy.

    NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Mix.

    Yield: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie




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