This was a family favorite of ours. Mama would always make it during the holidays or very special occasions. For an easy trick use a pre-made pie dough crust. Hope you can share this with your family during the Holiday Season. Merry Christmas!
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cornmeal
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 pastry shell (pie crust)
Combine first six ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
Combine eggs, milk, vanilla and melted butter in a separate bowl.
Pour egg mixture into dry mixture and mix well.
Pour into a pastry shell and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until crust is set.
The pie will have a light crust on the top of it.
Finishing Option 1: Lightly sprinkle powdered sugar on top and chill for at least an hour.
Finishing Option 2 (and my personal favorite): Cover pie with whipped cream and let chill for at least an hour.
*If you like pecans, you can also add a chopped layer before or after you add the powdered sugar or whipped cream.