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Choconut Pie Shell

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1 c. sifted flour
2 oz. sweet cooking chocolate, grated or ground
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. vegetable shortening
3 Tb. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. finely chopped pecans


Stir together flour, grated chocolate and salt. Cut in shortening with two knives or blend with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine milk and vanilla; add gradually to dry mixture, tossing lightly with a fork. Form into ball.

Roll out on lightly floured pastry cloth to 1/8" thickness. Cut in circle 1 1/2" larger than inverted 9" pie pan. Fit loosely in pan; pat out air bubbles; turn edge under and flute.

Sprinkle with chopped pecans and press gently into pastry. Prick sides and botom with a fork. Bake in hot oven(400ºF.) 10 - 12 minutes. Maked 1 (9") pie shell.

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