Saturday, August 20, 2011

Eacy Chocolate Pecan Pie: Recipe Round-Up

Today is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, not to be confused with Pecan Day (4/18) or Pecan Pie Day (7/5). Since I add chocolate to just about everything, Chocolate Pecan Pie is celebrated at each holiday. Want to Drink Your Pie? Check out my recipe for Chocolate Pecan Pie Cocktail that I posted on Pecan Pie Day.

Here's a mini-round of recipes for Chocolate Pecan Pie. I really like Bourbon in my Chocolate Pecan Pies, but if you don't, try the Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe that follows the round-up.

Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie for Mardi Gras
Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie
Kentucky Derby Bourbon Chocolate Pie
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie
Fudge Brownie Pecan Pie
Kentucky Chocolate-Nut Pie Mix in a Jar  

EASY CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE

Ingredients
1 unbaked pie shell (I like Trader Joe's pie dough, but you can make your own or buy one)
3 eggs
1 cup light or dark corn syrup
1 cup sugar (can be 1/2 brown & 1/2 granulated)
2 Tbsp. sweet butter
1 tsp. Madagascar vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 1/4 cup Pecans
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I like Ghirardelli) or 4 ounces chopped dark chocolate

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, salt and vanilla in a large bowl using a spoon (not in the mixer). Fold in pecans and chocolate.
Pour into pie shell.
Bake 50 to 55 min. or until top is slightly puffy.
Cool completely before serving.

1 comment:

Gloria said...

Janet love your easy chocolate pecan pie, look amazing! gloria
Im following you now! gloria