"Everyone enjoys this pie with its creamy chocolate and vanilla layers. The recipe came from a relative in Minot ND. If preferred, use walnuts instead of almonds. Please note: this recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs"
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in nuts and melted chocolate. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Pour mixture into baked pastry shell and place in refrigerator.
Prepare pudding according to package directions. Pour over chocolate layer and return to refrigerator. Chill at least 2 hours. Before serving, spread whipped topping over pudding layer and sprinkle with grated chocolate.