Recipe for Colonial Innkeeper's Pie


    Colonial Innkeeper's Pie

    Mother-in-law gave this to me years ago. I think she got it from the local newspaper.

    1 1/2 squares unsweetened chocolate
    1 cup water
    2/3 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup butter

    Melt chocolate in water. Add sugar and bring to a boil. Stir constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and set aside.

    1 cup flour, sifted
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup shortening
    1/2 cup milk
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 egg
    1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. Add shortening, milk and vanilla extract. Beat 2 minutes. Add egg and beat. Pour batter into pie shell. Stir chocolate sauce and pour carefully over batter. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes. Enjoy!