"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Fudge Bottom Pie (Black Bottom Pie) Recipe

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This recipe for Fudge Bottom Pie (Black Bottom Pie), by , is from Meals and Memories, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marcia Gevelinger Bastian
Added: Monday, February 12, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 c. finely crushed graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 c. confectioners' sugar, 6 T. melted butter, 3/4 c. granulated sugar divided, 1/4 c. warm water, 3 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened melted chocolate, 1/4 c. cornstarch, 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 c. whole milk, 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten, 1 tsp. vanilla, whipped cream and shaved chocolate for garnish.

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. For crust, combine in a medium bowl: crumbs, confectioners' sugar, and butter until crumbly. Press into bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate and bake 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Filling: In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 c. of the granulated sugar and water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add melted chocolate and beat well. Spread evenly over bottom of cooled crust.

In a separate saucepan, mix together remaining 1/2 c. granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually stir in milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils and thickens, 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir small amount of hot mixture into slightly beaten egg yolks. Slowly add yolk mixture to hot milk mixture, stirring constantly. Return to heat and cook on low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and cool to room temperature. Pour over chocolate layer and refrigerate. Cover with whipped cream and garnish, if desired, with shaved chocolate. Cut into wedges to serve. Store in refrigerator.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This pie is a traditional dessert served at the Memorial Union and other locations at UW-Madison. Alumni and city folk visit the Union for the pie and Babcock ice cream.

 

 

 

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