Chocolate Pecan Pie
4 oz. of semi sweet chocolate (can use chips)
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup light or dark corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups pecan halves (you can use walnuts)
1 pie crust, 9 inch, homemade or frozen (thawed)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a double boiler (or a bowl over a small amount of boiling water), melt the chocolate and butter. Let cool slightly.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Slowly add the chocolate mixture, mixing as you go. Mix in pecans.
Set pie shell on a heavy duty baking sheet and pour in filling. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack. Top with whipped cream.
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