Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ancho Chili Fudge Pie for Cinco de Mayo

I made this pie for Spencer's work party yesterday. You can buy Ancho Chilis in the Mexican section of your grocery store. The Ancho Chili brings out the chocolate flavor. It isn't at all spicy--my little girls love it!! It is really good with vanilla ice cream on the side and a sprinkle of cinamon. The recipe is from ZTejas restaurant. We went to ZTejas one year for my birthday and fell in love with this dessert. Luckily the recipe was posted on their web site.

Ancho Chili Fudge Pie

1 9 in. Deep dish prepared pie crust
2 each Eggs
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup White sugar
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1 cup Butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup Pecans
1/2 cup Walnuts
1 cup Chocolate chips
3/4 tsp Ancho Chili Peppers, ground
Ancho peppers are available whole. To grind, soften peppers in water for 3 minutes, drain, grind in blender. Do NOT use chili powder.

Melt butter and chocolate chips together in a microwave proof dish. Stir together and allow to cool. Toast pecans and walnuts (I usually use all pecans) in oven on flat sheet until lightly brown. Beat eggs well. Add white flour, white sugar and brown sugar. Mix until smooth. Add cool butter, mix well.
Mix in nuts. Fold into mixture. Pour into prepared pie crust.
Bake at 325 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
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megan said...

I love this pie. I have been wishing you would make me one and drop it by, since I tasted yours about 3 years ago... But now, I have the recipe. Thanks!

Ann Dee said...

I'm going to make this for Cam because he loves ZTejas. And I am starting to get motivated about actually planning meals for the week. For reals this time.