Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Hubby turned the big 5-0 on Monday.  And, as per tradition at Camp Rustown, I let him decide what kind of cake he wanted - he picked pie.  Said he thought a chocolate pecan pie sounded good.  He had never actually had one, and I didn't have a recipe, so I turned to Cooks.com and adapted one that was THE BEST pie I have had in a loooong time...


Chocolate Pecan Pie

1 Pillsbury ready pie crust
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. sugar
1 4oz. bar of Girardelli semisweet chocolate, melted
2 T. butter, melted
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cup pecan halves

Preheat the oven to 350.  Lay the crust out in a 9 inch pie plate, crimp the edges.  Mix all but pecans until well blended.  Stir in pecan s.  Pour into crust.  Set the pie on a cookie sheet and bake for 55 minutes, or until set.  (You can insert a knife halfway and see that it comes out cleanly)Cool.

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This pie tasted like a gooey, fudgey version of a pecan pie - like a brownie, almost, and was delicious.  The quality of the chocolate makes a big difference - you could melt chocolate chips (1/2 c.) but try to buy the really good ones.  
And Hubby gets a slice of it in his lunch today - his first day back after knee surgery.    
Hopefully, it will sweeten his day. (:



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4 comments:

☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ said...

YUM!!!

Lisa said...

That looks fork licking good. I have a sweet treat linky on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your pie up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Hey Gina,

Happy birthday to your hubby. This pie looks sooo good. You're very right about good quality chocolate. Scharffen Berger is my fave.

Ironically today I was just thinking about making a pecan pie. I've never made one and this recipe sounds great.

Thanks for adding this yummy treat to Sweets This Week!

Have a great weekend.

Sarah

marissa said...

slurp that looks so so good I'd love you to add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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