Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 8 servings

Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • Pastry for 9-inch single crust pie
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans or pecan halves
  • 2-ounces high-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • PASTRY FOR 9-INCH SINGLE-CRUST PIE
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold vegetable shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon water over the flour mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened flour mixture to the side of the bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon of the remaining water at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moist. Gather pastry into a ball; shape into a disk. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Flour rolling surface and rolling pin lightly. Roll pastry into a circle about 12-inches in diameter. Trim circle about 1 1/2-inches larger than an upside down 9-inch pie plate. Carefully remove trimmed dough. Fold dough into quarters. Unfold and press into pie plate. Fold edge under; flute or crimp as desired.

Instructions

  • Prepare pastry for 9-inch pie crust as directed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line pie plate with pastry crust. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla. Stir in pecans and chocolate; transfer to piecrust. Bake until filling is puffed, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool pie completely on a wire rack. Top each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired. Makes 8 servings

Notes

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