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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
3 tablespoons cognac
2 cups finely chopped pecans
2 cups whipping cream, whipped
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.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Set crust aside and let cool.
Place unsweetened chocolate in top of a double boiler. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally.
Set aside, and let cool.
Cream the 1 1/4 cups softened butter; gradually add sugar, beating well on medium speed of electric mixer.
Add melted chocolate; blend well.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 3 minutes after each addition.
Add cognac and pecans, stirring gently to combine.
Pour mixture into prepared pan.
Chill for 3 hours.
To serve, carefully remove sides of springform pan.
Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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