Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie

Dark, rich, and intensely chocolaty, this is our favorite new twist on pecan pie.   Make it even more special and serve with sweetened whipped cream.
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

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1/2 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
1/2 cup butter
2 (1-oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking squares
1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups pecan halves and pieces
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Preparation

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Roll piecrust into a 13-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Fit into a 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under, and crimp.

2. Microwave butter and chocolate squares in a large microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk in evaporated milk, eggs, and 1 tsp. vanilla.

3. Stir together granulated sugar and next 3 ingredients. Add sugar mixture to chocolate mixture, whisking until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared crust.

4. Bake pie at 350° for 40 minutes. Stir together pecans, next 2 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. vanilla; sprinkle over pie. Bake 10 more minutes or until set. Remove from oven to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

Created date

October 2011

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