I know giving the gift of pie is not the typical homemade food gift of the season, but I ask you to reconsider.
Pie is the symbol of togetherness and celebration. It is the perfect thing to bring to a holiday party as a dessert to contribute to dinner or as a hostess gift. Or give the gift of pie to your neighbor, sick friend, or friend who just had a baby. Or to your child’s teacher, your boss or co-worker… as anyone who receives a whole pie just for themselves (and ok their family too) can’t help but be happy!
And this pie, well it is special. You see it is not your typical pecan pie. It is special because it has chocolate chips and because Eric made it all by himself! Right before Thanksgiving, Eric declared he wanted to make a pecan pie. Usually when he declares something like this the ‘he’ is a collective ‘we’ and ‘we’ make whatever it is together.
But Eric shocked me, as this time he wanted to do it all himself (let’s just say that is the perfect gift to me! Smile!). He didn’t want to use any of the recipes I suggested, but instead found a recipe all on his own. He then went and shopped for ingredients and came home and made this pie.
This Chocolate Pecan Pie.
And it was amazing (and I was so proud!)! This is seriously one gooey, chocolaty, nutty, pie; that will bring joy to everyone that has the pleasure of devouring it!
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Chocolate Pecan Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50-55 minutes Makes: 1 (9-inch) pie
3 tablespoons butter
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
3 tablespoons bourbon liquor
1 (10 oz) package pecan halves
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place butter in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15-20 seconds or until melted.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. Stir in brown sugar, flour, vanilla extract, corn syrup, bourbon and melted butter; stirring until combined.
Spread some of the pecans and chocolate chips in the bottom of the pie crust.
Mix the remaining pecans and chocolate chips into the syrup mixture; stir to combine. Pour pecan syrup mixture into pie shell.
Place on a baking sheet. Wrap foil around edges of pie to cover crust to prevent over browning. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, removing foil half way through baking. Pie should be ‘set’ and crust golden brown when done.