Dessert, Pies

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

I love making pie, each one seems to be it’s own work of art.  This is a rich chocolate pie with the lovely crunch of pecans.  When you look at the ingredients I think you will agree that a small sliver should be enough to appease any sweet tooth.  Calorie laden, but one taste, totally worth the indulgence!

Single Pie Pastry:
1 cup flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening, cold
3 Tbl ice water

Combine flour, sugar, and salt.  Cut shortening into flour mixture.  Add water 1 Tbl at a time, stirring with a fork.  When dough comes together, shape into a disk and refrigerate while putting together filling.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Filling:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1¼ cups brown sugar
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1½ cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350°.  In small bowl, melt butter and dark chocolate together in microwave.  In large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, dark corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, and salt.  Whisk chocolate mixture into syrup mixture.  Stir in chopped pecans, set aside.  Roll out pastry, line 9″ pie plate, and crimp edge.  Pour filling mixture into pastry, arrange pecan halves on top.  Bake for 60-65 minutes or until center is set and knife comes out clean.  Cover with foil partway through to prevent overbrowning.  Cool on wire rack, then refrigerate.  Refrigerate leftovers.

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