Pecan and Chocolate Pie
Classic pecan pie with a pastry crust embedded with chopped pecans and a brandied filling with chocolate chips.
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust*
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brandy
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Press chopped pecans into the prepared pie shell dough.
- Combine eggs, sugar, melted butter, cream, dark corn syrup, and salt in a bowl; mix well. Stir in brandy, pecan halves, semisweet chocolate chips, and vanilla. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool.
Makes 8 servings.
*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.