American Pie Council

2011 Contest Recipe

Turtle Pie

Turtle Pie

By Jeanne Ely

Classic Chocolate Category


Pie Crust:

3 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Crisco Butter Flavored Shortening
1 egg
5 Tablespoons cold water
1 Tablespoon vinegar

Cut together flour, salt and shortening until oatmeal like consistency. Beat egg in cup; add water vinegar and almond flavoring. Beat all and pour into flour mixture. Blend well. Roll out dough and place in 9” pie plate. Bake at 350 until golden brown. Cool.

First layer

1 Cup Pecan halves

Place pecan halves in baking dish, spray with butter flavor Crisco spray, sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool and place in bottom of pie shell

Second layer

Boil with the label removed 1 can sweetened condensed milk for 3 hours turning every half hour. Cool completely and spread on top of the roasted pecans

Last layer

1/2 Cup Margarine
3/4 Cup Sugar
4 Squares melted unsweetened Chocolate cooled
2 eggs
2 Cups heavy cream whipped

Cream together, margarine and sugar. Stir in cooled chocolate. Add 1 egg at a time beating 5 minutes between each egg. Fold in whipped cream. Chill until firm. Decorate as desired