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Innkeeper Pie Recipe

Innkeeper Pie

Prep Time: 32 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating


  • 2/3 cup plus 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • 1. Prepare PASTRY CRUST. Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2. Stir together 2/3 cup sugar and cocoa in medium saucepan; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; add butter and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla, stirring until butter is melted. Set aside.
  • 3. Stir together flour, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl; add shortening, milk and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Add egg; beat 2 minutes. Spoon batter into prepared crust. Stir chocolate mixture; gently pour over batter. (Do not stir. Chocolate layer will sink as pie bakes.) Sprinkle nuts over top.
  • 4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Cool slightly; serve warm with SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM. Makes 8 servings.
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Stir together flour, salt and baking powder in medim bowl. Cut in shortening until pieces are size of small peas; sprinkle in water, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened. Roll dough into circle about 1/8 inch thick. Fit into 9-inch pie plate; flute edge.
  • SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM: Combine 1 cup (1/2 pt.) cold whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; beat until stiff.

Ratings & Reviews

    This pie is amazing. It taste the best if the inside is still slightly warm!! umm..
    This recipe takes a little more time but is SO worth it! It impresses guests and family alike! Sooo yummy!