Monday, January 19, 2015

Chocolate Fudge Pie

Hosting guests for meals is something that is complicated, at least for me! I never know home much food to make!! How much of each dish is necessary? How many dishes should I make? How to balance out my cooking/baking time, so I have time to make everything I would like to…the list goes on and on! It’s a complicated but worthwhile process. Especially since we are here, in Israel, away from our family, it’s important for us to spend time meeting and getting to know people in the community.

Despite all these ambiguous decisions that go along with hosting guests for meals, there is one decision that is always a breeze! Having guests means serving my Chocolate Fudge Pie, also known as “One slice with the works”.  Seriously, it is a winner every time! The presentation is beautiful and the taste is even better! Plus, I have made it over a dozen times and it comes out delicious every time.

I am especially proud of this pie because I found the recipe all my own, which is generally not the case. Most of my winning recipes are taken from my mother and my sister. I found the recipe in a
terrific cookbook called the Bais Yaakov Cookbook.  A lot my recipes are from there. It just works for me! I love their recipe selection and the ingredients are ones that are either in my pantry or at the local supermarket, nothing too complicated.
Now, enough talk! Here is the recipe!

Chocolate Fudge Pie
(Known as “one slice with the works” in the BY cookbook)

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 10 to 12 servings 

¾ cup light or dark corn syrup
1/3 cup non-dairy whipping cream, not whipped, defrosted if frozen
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 stick margarine or butter
½ cup sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
½ teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2-4 cups favorite fruit, cut up
Favorite ice cream (We like (miss) Trader Joes Soy Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream)

1.       Preheat oven to 350 degrees. According to your preference, you could either grease two 9 inch pie pans or a 11 or 12 inch pie pan
2.       In a medium/large saucepan, bring corn syrup and whipped cream to a boil over medium heat. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Ladle out around 2/3 cup of chocolate sauce for drizzling. Set aside for later.
3.       Add margarine or butter and sugar to remaining sauce. Keep stirring until butter or margarine completely melts. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool for around 10 minutes.
4.       Stir eggs and vanilla into chocolate and margarine mixture. Gradually stir in flour, salt, and nuts (optional). Pour into prepared pans. Bake 20 minutes or until firm. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
5.       Slice brownie and place on dessert plate. Garnish with ice cream and fresh fruit. Drizzle with chocolate sauce.
6.       Allow the compliments to flow!

I am a chocolate lover and I approve this pie :)


  1. Looks delicious Rech! I thought I knew all the recipes in the BY cookbook but this one doesn't even look familiar! I'll have to try it :-)

    1. Thanks Sarah! Mine is a bit different looking than theirs. They pile the fruit and scoop the ice cream on top of the slice. I just put it on the side...I'm sure you have seen it!

  2. rechy lovvvvvvvvvvvvve the pics! actually makes me want to try these recipes even tho im so not a choco person. the eggplant dip is really cool too..i don't get how ur supposed to cut the peppers and the eggplant supposed to be pealed?

    1. Oh Sarah B., Thanks for stopping by :). Whoa! Can't believe you're not a chocolate person. I guess I forgive you.
      I appreciate your questions in regard to the eggplant dip. I just posted a pic on the sephardic eggplant salad post that will show you exactly how to slice your veggies!

  3. Rechy is that your picture? it looks amazing. i was never inspired to make it from the cookbook but I think I will now try.

  4. My photographer, Yosef, actually snapped those. :) Underneath is my shabbos skirt. Hehe....I'm giving away the secrets! Try it. Tell me what you think!