Choconut Pie Shell
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.