Remember the U-NO candy bar? It was my sister's favorite, and this pie was too. I haven't heard that name for years...the candy bar or the pie.
I felt like making something from my forgotten recipe box for tonight's dinner. My parents are coming over for some Ravioli, let's see if they recognize this pie when I serve dessert!
She also made this fantastic U-NO Pie. It is quick and easy, especially if you purchase a pre-made pie crust, and so delicious. The chocolate flavor is perfect, not too rich. It is light and creamy and doesn't leave your tummy with a heavy feeling. I also like the fact that it has a pastry crust instead of a graham cracker crust for a change, though it would be delicious either way. A chocolate cookie crust would even be a nice variation. But let's take a look at the original recipe....
Aunt Polly's U-NO Pie Serves 8
1 frozen 9" pre-made pie crust or make your own.
1 1/2 cubes Nucoa Margarine (she says it must be this) : )
3/4 cup plus 6 Tbsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 squares unsweetened chocolate melted, or (2 Tbsp. shortening melted, then mixed with 6 Tbsp. cocoa)
Bake pie shell according to package if purchased, or make a single pie crust. Let cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl cream margarine and sugar. Add vanilla and chocolate or cocoa mixture. Mix well.
Add 1 egg at a time beating 5 minutes after each.
Pour into cooled pie crust. Chill for several hours.
Top with shaved chocolate and whipped topping if desired. My husband likes to add chopped nuts on his piece as well.
This can easily be made gluten free by using a gluten free flour for the pastry crust or a gluten free graham cracker crust.
If you count weight watcher points, you can add 9 points for each serving if a pre-made pastry shell was used, and 11 points if you make it from scratch. It's worth every point, trust me!!