Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Another thing going onto our Thanksgiving table this year is a chocolate pecan pie. I made this for the first time last year and could not believe how easy and how good it is. It comes from the Food Network and was on a Kentucky Derby episode of Cooking Live. I've never heard of this show, but they sure did make some good pie! The photo above is not mine, but I dislike making something I've never seen before so I posted a picture I found that looks close to mine. Enjoy!

Chocolate Pecan Pie

4 oz. of semi sweet chocolate (can use chips)
2 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
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.

"What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving"
-Erma Bombeck


Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Pecan pie is my favorite and how can you go wrong adding chocolate to it?

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Exactly what I thought! I ended up eating three pieces of it in two days. Ugh! But it was delicious...