Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Best Chocolate Pecan Pie

Okay girls. Here it is. The recipe that I have been asked for by so many and have procrastinated to keep some power over you all. But, in honor of the "Blog Party" I thought I would share with you one of my secret recipes courtesy of my pal Martha.

Chocolate Pecan Pie
All-purpose flour, for work surface
Your own recipe for pie dough
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
2 cups of pecan halves
4 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate (Ghirardelli 60 % cacao), chocolate

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 15 inch round. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off the excess flour, fit dough into a 9 1/2- inch glass pie plate, pressing it into the edges. Trim to a 1-inch overhang all around. Fold under overhang so it extends slightly beyond the edge of the pie plate. Crimp edge as desired. Cover with plastic wrap; chill pie shell until firm, about 30 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, vanilla and almond extracts to combine. Add the sugar, mix until incorporated. Ad corn syrups, and mix until thoroughly combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in pecans and chocolate.
3. Pour filling into prepared pie shell, and bake until filling is set, 50-55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack at least 20 minutes before serving.

I made this for our Thanksgiving party and it was one of the hits. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

did you get the recipe for the brownies? If so we can make them for Easter

Nadine said...

Hi. I came by for the party. I love pecan pie and chocolate - can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.


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