Monday, December 29, 2014

Chocolate Angel Pie: Retro Ad & Recipe

You know I'm a lover of Retro ads and recipes, and this one has a delicious recipe. It's from an 80s Crisco ad. I grew up with Crisco, and using Crisco make a very flaky pie crust. "Nothing's tastier 'cause nothing's flakier." This ad has an endorsement from Loretta Lynn, American country Western singer-songwriter.

Yesterday I posted all about Crisco Pie Crusts. Be sure and check it out. The recipe below calls for a Crisco Pie Crust. Of course, you can always substitute your own butter crust.


Single crust Classic Crisco Pie Crust
1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks
1/2 cup sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 tsp instant espresso powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts OR 1 cup chopped pecans

PREPARE single pie crust according to recipe directions, using a 9-inch pie plate; do not bake.
HEAT oven to 350ºF. Beat shortening and sugar in medium bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy.
BLEND in eggs, one at a time. With a wooden spoon, stir in melted chocolate, espresso powder and vanilla until smooth. Add flour and nuts; stir until combined. Pour filling mixture into unbaked pie crust
BAKE 25 minutes. Cool pie completely on cooling rack; refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

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