Cashew Chocolate Pie

Serves 12

Coating a pie crust in chocolate adds decadent flavor and helps keep the crust from getting soggy. This easy-to-make pie can be prepared ahead of time.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 pound bittersweet chocolate, preferably Belgian
  • 1 (9-inch) pie shell
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown rice syrup or corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (omit if cashews are salted)
  • 2 cups coarsley chopped cashews
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave then brush interior of pie crust generously with chocolate, avoiding the fluted edges; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla, nutmeg and salt. Stir in cashews then pour into piecrust. Bake until center is thickened but not quite set, about 55 minutes. Transfer pie to a rack and set aside to let cool completely. (Pie will set completely as it cools.) Serve pie at room temperature.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 slice, 430 calories (210 from fat), 23g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 37g sugar), 7g protein
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