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Black Beauty Pie Recipe

Serves 6 to 8


  • 16 stewed california dried figs
  • 3 cup milk
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pk chocolate pudding
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup slivered toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup toasted whole almonds
  • 1 9-inch baked pie shell
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped, sweetened, vanilla-flavored


1. Drain stewed figs thoroughly.
2. Set aside several figs to garnish pie top.
3. Cut up remaining figs into small bits, discarding stems.
4. In 1/2 cup of the milk, dissolve the gelatin.
5. Place remaining milk in saucepan with coffee, sugar, cinnamon and package of chocolate pudding.
6. Stir over low heat until pudding thickens and bubbles up.
7. Stir in the gelatin.
8. Cool.
9. Then add vanilla and toasted, slivered almonds.
10. Pour into pie shell and chill.
11. Top with sweetened, vanilla-flavored whipped cream.
12. Dry the whole figs carefully and use with toasted whole almonds to garnish pie top.


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Main Ingredient:Fruit / Fig
Nut / Almond
Preparation Method:Baking

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