International Pi Day

by Moira on March 14, 2010

Several years ago, I baked  a couple non-traditional pies as my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner.  And as these things go, my non-traditional pies became a tradition among our Thanksgiving tribe.  

So, in honor of International Pi Day, here is the recipe for one of those pies.



Turtle Pie
(originally published by Borden)

1 (9 in) baked pie shell
12 carmels,unwrapped
1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (not evaporated)
2 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate
¼ cup margarine or butter
2 eggs
2 tab water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash salt
½ cup chopped pecans (I usually use more)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In small heavy sauce pan, over low heat, melt carmels with 1/3 cup sweetened condensed  milk.  Spread evenly on bottom of prepared pie crust.

In medium sauce pan, over low heat, melt chocolate with the butter or margarine.

In large mixer bowl, beat eggs with remaining sweetened condensed milk, water, vanilla, and salt.

Add chocolate mixture; mix well. Pour into pie shell. Top with pecans.

Bake 35 min, or until center is set. Cool. Refrigerate leftovers (if there are any).


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