Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cranberry Chocolate Nut Pie

Cranberry Chocolate Nut Pie

Prep: 30 min.
Chill: 1 hr.
Bake: 65 min
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 Recipe Single-Crust Pie Pastry, see recipe, 1 rolled refrigerated unbaked piecrust (1/2 of a 15-oz. pkg.)
3 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Sweetened Whipped Cream, see below (optional)

1. In small bowl combine dried cranberries and brandy. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Drain and reserve 1 tablespoon of the brandy.

2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare pastry and line 9-inch pie plate.

3. In medium bowl whisk together butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Stir in walnuts, flour and chopped baking bars until just combined. Stir in drained cranberries and 1 tablespoon of the reserved brandy mixture. Spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Bake for 65 minutes, loosely covering the pie with foil the last 30 minutes of baking. Cool on rack.

4. Top with Sweetened Whipped Cream. Makes 10 servings
Sweetened Whipped Cream:In chilled mixing bowl add 1 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Total Fat (g)24,
Saturated Fat (g)8,
Cholesterol (mg)81,
Sodium (mg)160,
Carbohydrate (g)61,
Fiber (g)2,
Protein (g)7,
Calcium (DV%)3,
Iron (DV%)10,
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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