Pecan Pie…with Chocolate

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!

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The Cast. Pecans and Chocolate turns into a perfect marriage.

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. 

Pecans and Chocolate go in first. Let them meet each other, get acquainted, then married. You will love this marriage.
Pecans and Chocolate go in first. Let them meet each other, get acquainted, then get married. You will love this marriage.
Mix, whisk, shake your hips, whatever you need to do to get the remaining ingredients on top of the pecans and chocolate.
Mix, whisk, shake your hips, whatever you need to do to get the remaining ingredients on top of the pecans and chocolate.
I love this pie ring. That's all I have to say about it. LOVE IT!
I love this pie shield. That’s all I have to say about it. LOVE IT!

You can find the pie ring here:  http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Silicone-Pie-Crust-Shield/dp/B001CFPXVS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1447892465&sr=8-3&keywords=silicone+pie+shield

Edna is going to do her thang for about 50 minutes. I hope Sir Streusel is still breathing after waiting this long for his pie. The poor little mistreated baby boy.
Edna is going to do her thang for about 50 minutes. I hope Sir Streusel is still breathing after waiting this long for his pie. The poor little mistreated baby boy.
Look how gorgeous!
Look how gorgeous!
That is just a beautiful sight. Look at the gooey goodness. Glorious!!!
That is just a beautiful sight. Look at the gooey goodness. Glorious!!!
Sigh.....Sir Streusel loves the marriage of pecans and chocolate and all of its gooey decadence.
Sigh…..Sir Streusel loves the marriage of pecans and chocolate and all of its gooey decadence.

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!

Enjoy!!

Recipe slightly adapted from:  http://subscribe.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/

Pecan Pie...with Chocolate
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Ingredients
  1. 1 refrigerator pie crust
  2. 1 3/4 cup chopped pecans or pecan halves
  3. 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  4. 3 large eggs
  5. 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  6. 2/3 cup sugar
  7. 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  8. 5 tablespoons melted and cooled butter
  9. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  10. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place pie crust in greased and floured 9" pie plate. Crimp edges.
  3. Sprinkle pecans and chocolate on bottom of pie crust.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until foamy.
  5. Add: corn syrup, sugars, melted butter, flour, vanilla, and salt. Whisk until completely combined.
  6. Pour over pecans and chocolate mixture.
  7. Cover pie edges with foil or a pie shield.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes.
  9. Cool on baking rack.
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