Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Brownie Pie

One of my favorite cookbooks is Tell Me More: A Cookbook Spiced with Cajun Traditions & Food Memories. It reads like a novel with many of the recipes including a food memory of where the author first had the recipe - one of my favorites tells about Friday night fudge parties during World War II and how each girlfriend would bring their rationed one cup of sugar to contribute.

The recipe I tried didn't include a story, but it was simple and delicious. We took this Brownie Pie recipe (p. 188) to dinner at a friend's house and we all gobbled it up!

Brownie Pie

1 stick oleo or butter
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sifted flour
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)

Melt oleo with chocolate (I used the recipe for making a square of chocolate on the back of the cocoa box). Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Stir in flour and eggs. Add vanilla and pecans. Pour into a 9 inch pie plate that has been sprayed with Pam. Bake at 325 fro 25 to 30 minutes. Top with vanilla ice cream or chocolate sauce. - Patsy Glover McCord

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