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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

Pecan pie is a favorite in the South and this chocolate version is certainly delicious. Using semisweet chocolate chips, this yummy pie is very easy to make. Your whole family will love it!

INGREDIENTS:

Pie Crust

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ice water

Pie Filling

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, toasted
  • Dash of salt

PREPARATION:

Pie Crust

  1. Combine flour, butter, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Process until mixture becomes coarse crumbs.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons ice water into mixture. Process just until moist clumps form.
  3. Gather dough into ball. Flatten and wrap dough in plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate 30 minutes - 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  6. Roll out chilled dough on floured surface into 12-inch circle. Transfer to glass pie dish.
  7. Flatten and crimp edges.

Pie Filling

  1. Stir chocolate and butter in pan over low heat until melted. Let cool slightly.
  2. Mix brown sugar, eggs and salt in large bowl with a fork to blend.
  3. Whisk in corn syrup and chocolate.
  4. Sprinkle pecans over unbaked crust.
  5. Pour filling over pecans.
  6. Bake until crust is golden and filling becomes puffed, about 1 hour.
  7. Cool pie completely before serving.
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