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Milwaukee Million Dollar Pie




  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cognac
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups whipping cream, whipped
  • Chocolate curls


  1. Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and 1/4 cup melted butter; stir well. Press mixture firmly on bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 10-inch springform pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  3. Set crust aside and let cool.
  4. Place unsweetened chocolate in top of a double boiler. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally.
  5. Set aside, and let cool.
  6. Cream the 1 1/4 cups softened butter; gradually add sugar, beating well on medium speed of electric mixer.
  7. Add melted chocolate; blend well.
  8. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 3 minutes after each addition.
  9. Add cognac and pecans, stirring gently to combine.
  10. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  11. Chill for 3 hours.
  12. To serve, carefully remove sides of springform pan.
  13. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

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