Full disclosure: there are a LOT of luscious looking pie recipes in that box. I forbid anyone choosing any fruit-based recipes because now is not the season for delicious fresh strawberries, peaches, and so forth. The kids chose this simple pie out of all the non-fruity ones. We could make a pie every week and it would be fall before we ran out of new recipes from the box! Sounds like a tasty problem to me.
Note: This is essentially a giant, richly chocolatey cookie as the crust with ice cream on top. The texture is reminiscent of shortbread, but not quite that crumbly. If you're not a butter pecan fan, other ice cream flavors that work with chocolate would be delicious (especially something like mint chocolate chip or a dark cherry).
Butterfudge Cooky Pie
~from my grandmother
- 1/2 c. soft butter
- 1/4 c. sifted powdered sugar
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- 1 c. flour
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2-oz. melted semi sweet chocolate and cooled slightly
- 1 quart butter pecan ice cream (or other of your choosing)
- hot fudge topping
- Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly. Sift flour and salt together. Add to butter mixture and blend. Add melted chocolate and blend well. Chill 30 to 40 minutes (it's helpful if it's in a ball or flattened round--any stray bits will be hard to reincorporate). This step is important. I didn't chill mine enough, and the crust sank a little as it cooked, so you can't see a "fluted edge" or anything in my pictures.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pat dough in a 9-inch ungreased pie pan. Flute edge, prick, and bake 10-12 minutes. Cool.
- Add softened ice cream and fudge sauce right before serving.
Recipe card in my grandmother's handwriting pictured below.