Alabama Chocolate Pecan Jumbo Christmas Fudge Pie

Alabama Chocolate Pecan Jumbo Christmas Fudge Pie

1-1/4 Cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/3 Cup butter, melted
1/2 Cup butter, softened
3/4 Cup brown sugar
3 eggs
12 Ounces semisweet chocolate chips
2 Teaspoons instant coffee
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 Cup flour
1 Cup pecans, coarsely chopped
whipped cream, sweetened
chocolate syrup
maraschino cherries with stems
mint sprigs
Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and 1/3 cup melted butter; firmly press on
bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan or pie plate. Bake at 350F for 6 to 8

Cream 1/2 cup softened butter; gradually add brown sugar with the electric
mixer at medium speed until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating
after each addition. Stir in the melted chocolate, instant coffee granules,
vanilla extract, flour and chopped pecans.

Pour into the prepared crust. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven
and cool completely on a rack.

Before serving, pipe sweetened whipped cream on each piece and drizzle with
chocolate syrup.

Garnish with cherries and/or mint if desired.

Servings: 8