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Road To Ruin Pie     



      2 c  flour

    1/2 t  salt

    2/3 c  butter flavored shortening

      5 T  ice water,up to 7 TBSP


      1 c  sugar

    1/2 c  flour

      2    eggs,well beaten

      1    butter,melted

      1 c  semisweet chocolate chips

    1/2 c  coconut

      1 t  vanilla extract

    3/4 c  pecan pieces

PASTRY - Cut shortening into flour & salt with a pastry blender

until it resembles course crumbs.  Pour in ice water while tossing

flour mixture with a fork.  Turn out & form into two balls.  Cover &



FILLING - Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together sugar, flour, eggs

& butter.  Beat on low speed of mixer until smooth.  Add chocolate

chips, coconut, vanilla & pecans, stir by hand, mix well.  Roll out one

portion of pastry, fit & trim as desired into a 10" pie plate.  Cover

2nd portion of pastry & freeze for later use.  Pour filling into

prepared pastry shell.  Bake for 40 minutes or until set.  Remove from

oven & cool completely. Serve alone or with whipped topping.


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