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Chocolate Pastry Shell with Nuts


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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup hazelnuts, roasted and ground
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cold water


Directions

Sift flour with salt, sugar and cocoa. Cut in shortening until coarse meal texture. Blend in hazelnuts and vanilla. Sprinkle water over and mix lightly. Shape into a ball. Pat mixture over bottom and sides of a 9" pie plate. Prick crust. Bake at 400º for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool thoroughly before filling.


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