Chocolate Pecan Pie

I absolutely love the holiday season--
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. 
I love the decorations, the food, the parties.
I love it all.

So, now that it's Thanksgiving Week,
I thought that I would start with a delicious dessert that is a staple in my family's holiday celebrations.  I'm not sure where this recipe originated.  My grandmother and mother made this pie for as long as I can remember.  My brother-in-law always wants me to make him an extra one (just for himself) every Christmas. 

Chocolate Pecan Pie


Chocolate Pecan Pie

2/3 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
3 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1 prepared pie crust

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.  Stir to partially dissolve sugar.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low.  Simmer two minutes, stirring often.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate and butter and microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes in 30 second intervals stirring between each.  Remove from microwave and allow to cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy.  Combine with chocolate and corn syrup mixtures.  Stir in vanilla and pecan halves.  Place all in the prepared pie crust.  

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Lower oven to 350 degrees and bake an additional 25 minutes or until filling has set.  Cool on wire rack. 



I also wanted to share a picture of this beautiful word art--Psalm 100.  I downloaded this from 







Dear Lillie


I absolutely love this site.  She has a beautiful home and great ideas.  Make sure to check it out.  
 




 
Enjoy,
 

Make sure to check back tomorrow for a great holiday appetizer!! 



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2 comments:

  1. Sabrina, thanks for sharing this on Mangia Mondays....I haven't made pecan pie in so long and yours looks delicious!!

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  2. Might have to try out that pie, would be great for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing our printout, it looks great it that frame!

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