Chocolate Cashew Pie

This state fair pie contest winner will surely be a winner at your table, too. The chocolate-dipped cashews are an extra-special delight. Shhh...no one needs to know how simple this was. It looks like it came straight from the pastry shop!

Yield

10 servings

Pie Ingredients

1 Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup cashew halves

Garnish Ingredients (optional)

10 whole cashews
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate; make a decorative edge on crust.

In large bowl, using whisk, beat corn syrup, 1/2 cup sugar, the melted butter, vanilla and eggs. Reserve 2 tablespoons chocolate chips. Stir in remaining chips and cashew halves. Pour into pie crust. Place pie on middle oven rack; place sheet of foil on rack below pie in case of spillover.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until set and golden brown. Cool at least 4 hours.

In small bowl, microwave reserved 2 tablespoons chocolate chips on HIGH 45 to 60 seconds or until melted. Dip large end of each whole cashew into melted chocolate. Place on wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until chocolate is set.

In medium bowl, combine whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and the cocoa. Beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe rosettes with whipped cream mixture around inside edge of pie crust using a star tip; garnish with chocolate-dipped cashews.

Estimated Time

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 55 minutes
Cool Time: 4 hours

Storage

Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 420 (Calories from Fat 190), Total Fat 21 g (Saturated Fat 9 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 75 mg; Sodium 170 mg; Total Carbohydrate 54 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 30 g), Protein 5 g; Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3 1/2

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