One of my bosses picked up an Amish cookbook and asked me if I had ever heard of a Sawdust Pie. I’d lived in Pennsylvania–right in the midst of Amish Country–but I’d never heard of this before. I decided to give the recipe a go and it turned out amazing, so much in fact that I made it again this week at work, and my boss ordered a pie for himself.
A sawdust pie is named for it’s looks, not it’s taste–thank the gods! I had been recommending it to customers with a drizzle of hot fudge which turned out to be a huge hit. I decided to make one for home but with a black bottom twist. Here’s my take on the recipe:
Black Bottom Sawdust Pie
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup (about 7-8) egg whites
- 1 9-inch, deep dish pie shell (standard pie crust)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Place chocolate chips in bottom of pie crust.
- Mix remaining ingredients together and pour into pie shell (mixture will be thick).
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until set.
- Serve warmed with some vanilla ice cream or a cloud of homemade whipped cream.