Monday, February 15, 2010

Mardi Gras: Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

So many holidays in such a short time. Tomorrow is Mardi Gras and what could represent the Big Easy more than this Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

3 eggs
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup Organic fair-trade 70% + Chocolate, broken up into chunks
* 1 unbaked deep-dish pastry shell (9 inches)-or make your own.

In a bowl, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla; stir in pecans. Spread chocolate chunks evenly in pastry shell. Pour pecan mixture into pastry shell.

Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted 2 in. from center comes out with little bits of filling attached. Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours; refrigerate until serving time. Yield: 8 servings.

How will you celebrate Mardi Gras?

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