Monday, October 4, 2010

Recipe 39: AMARETTA PIE (dessert)

THIS IS MY LAST POST FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS.  I am off to dallas, TX for work and most likely will not have computer access. If I do have access, I will not be lugging my BINDER with me to copy recipes. Sorry.  So leaving you with a dreamy delicious recipe to tide you over. Check back on the 18th!!

THE SOURCE:  This recipe is like the Amaretto Pie served at  Mt.Vernon Restaurant in Chattanooga, TN.
My Aunt Jean submitted this recipe to our family cookbook and it is wonderful.

Yes, I know it is Amaretto...but they pronounce it Am-a-rett-uh...hence the spelling of the recipe.


1 stick butter, softened
1 cup flour
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
mix together the butter and flour. spread in bottom of a pie pan. Sprinkle with  some of the chopped almonds. Bake at 350 until brown (about 15 miutes) and let cool.

In a small bowl combine:
8oz cream cheese, softened
1/8 cup Amaretto
1 cup powdered sugar (confectioners or 10x)
2oz cool whip.
Mix cream cheese with the Amaretto. Add the powdered sugar and the cool whip.

In another bowl combine:
1 small box vanilla instant pudding
1 1/2 cup milk.
mix together and add just a little bit of cool whip to this.

now blend your pudding mixture gently with your cream cheese and amaretto mixture. Make sure it is well blended.
Pour into cooled crust and top with cool whip.
Sprinkle remaining chopped almonds over the top.

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