A couple of days ago, I was making a grocery list and preparing to go to the grocery store. As I was making my list, Sir Streusel said, and I quote, “Are you going to bake me something sweet? If not, just buy me a bag a cookies.” After I counted to ten and did a few deep breaths, my reply was, “Of course I am going to bake you something this weekend. I already have all the ingredients. I will start as soon as I get home. You poor, pitiful baby. Your wife and Edna would never think of serving you a bag of cookies. Now come here and let me rub your back and make you feel special.” Nah, that was not my response. After a BIG eyeroll, my response went like this, “Don’t I always? I am going to start on it as soon as I get back from the store. Ok? Ok.” Seriously, I always bake him a goody on the weekend. He works so hard during the week he deserves a treat. Not to mention he has the same size waist as he did when we were first married. I guess he was panicking that he wasn’t going to get his baked goody on that weekend. He loves Pecan Pie. I love chocolate, no secret there. I merged the two and made heaven. This would be a great Thanksgiving pie to have on the table. The chocolate just gives it a little extra bit of gooey decadence…that can never be a bad thing!
I used a ready made, roll out crust for the pie. Sir Streusel was beginning to hyperventilate because he didn’t have his baked goody. Needless to say, the clock was ticking to get this pie baked.
I hope you try this pie for Thanksgiving. It is so dang good. There will be no complaints and I guarantee that your friends and family will be asking, no begging, you to bring this pie to the next get together!
Recipe slightly adapted from: http://subscribe.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/
- 1 refrigerator pie crust
- 1 3/4 cup chopped pecans or pecan halves
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons melted and cooled butter
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place pie crust in greased and floured 9" pie plate. Crimp edges.
- Sprinkle pecans and chocolate on bottom of pie crust.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs until foamy.
- Add: corn syrup, sugars, melted butter, flour, vanilla, and salt. Whisk until completely combined.
- Pour over pecans and chocolate mixture.
- Cover pie edges with foil or a pie shield.
- Bake for 50 minutes.
- Cool on baking rack.