CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE

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20 min Prep
3 hr 40 min Total
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8 Servings

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When you just need to indulge, pick pie, pecans and chocolate. You won't be disappointed!


Ingredient List
    Best Flaky Pastry
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening or 1/3 cup lard
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
    Pecan Filling
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2/3 cup sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup corn syrup
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 tablespoons bourbon, if desired
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup pecan halves or broken pecans
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing knives, until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  3. Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Roll pastry, using floured rolling pin, into circle 2 inches larger than upside-down pie plate, 9x1 1/4 inches. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute as desired.
  4. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, corn syrup, bourbon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the eggs with hand beater. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour into pastry-lined pie plate. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excess browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.
  5. Bake pie 40 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours until chilled.
Tips
  • Use Betty Crocker® pie crust mix for the scratch pie crust in this recipe and save time.
  • Decrease the butter to 1/4 cup and use only 1/2 cup pecans.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and Betty Crocker® Dessert Decorations chocolate leaves.
  • We can thank the South for bringing pecan pie into the mix of America’s favorite Thanksgiving desserts. And out of all of Betty’s spins on pecan pie you should definitely try this chocolate version first. Its gooey insides and crispy outer layer make for an amazingly delicious texture, and the chocolate combined with the pecans make for an even better flavor. The crunchy, sugared-up pecans surrounded by melty chocolate are totally irresistible. This from-scratch recipe also asks for homemade pie crust, so make sure to read up on Betty’s step-by-step guide to getting the perfect crust. When you’re done, you’ll have a perfectly decadent pie that everybody will want you to make again and again.