Rating: 4.5 stars
212 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 168
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4

Replacing the raw eggs in this recipe with pasteurized eggs or fat-free egg product eliminates food safety concerns and allows you to enjoy this Bake-Off® Contest favorite.

Recipe Summary

2 hrs
2 hrs 50 mins
50 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 9-inch glass pie pan. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat; cool. In small bowl with electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cooled chocolate and vanilla until well blended.

  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on high speed 2 minutes after each addition; beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Pour into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Store in refrigerator.

Submitted by

Betty Cooper, Kensington, MD

Bake-Off(R) Contest 03, 1951

$1,000 WINNER

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High Altitude (3500-6500 ft.): No change.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 33.5g; fat 30.9g; cholesterol 130.3mg; sodium 306mg. Full Nutrition