Monday, June 10, 2013

Nancy Evans and Chile Fudge Pie

Nancy has worn many hats as a Historical League member with the most important being President, Children's Holiday Party chair several times and Historymaker Gala Co-Chair. Today she wore a birthday hat at Z Tejaz surrounded by family and enjoyed a delicious gooey pie that is described as an explosion of chocolate in a brownie.

She mentioned it was her 29th birthday!

 Tastes & Treasures cookbook has a delicious Chocolate Lover's Delight Pie on page 152. Wonder which pie Nancy likes the best?

Z Tejaz Chile Fudge Pie

2 teaspoons pureed ancho chilies (*)
1/2 lb butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 9 in. unbaked pastry shell

*Forancho puree: Ancho chiles are dried poblanos, dark brown peppers found in the produce section of the supermarket.
Remove the seeds and stem from one ancho chile pepper, place in a small saucepan with water to cover.
Bring to a boil and simmer until ancho is tender.
Purée in a food processor.
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Melt the butter and let cool to warm.
Toast the chopped nuts until lightly brown.
Beat eggs well and then add sugars and flour.
Beat until smooth.
Add warm butter to the batter and mix well (it is important for butter to be warm so chocolate chips will melt some).
Add chile puree.
Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
Pour filling into pastry shell and bake for 45 to 60 minutes until done.