Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
Chocolate Pecan Pie Notes
This recipe comes to us courtesy of Jimmy Bannos and John DeMers from their cookbook, "The Heaven on Seven Cookbook. Where It's Mardi Gras All the Time!"
Photograph by: Joe Hakim
- 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, or finely chopped chocolate pieces
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into several pieces
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
- to taste, whipped cream or ice cream
- Vanilla bean Caramel Sauce (see companion recipe also on website)
- Chocolate Sauce (see companion recipe also on website)
- 1 pre-made frozen, or homemade, pie shell
Serves / Yields
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie dough into a 12-inch circle to fit a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. Transfer the dough to the plate; trim any excess, and crimp the edges. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before preparing the filling.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bring water to a simmer in the bottom of a double boiler, then lower the heat to the lowest possible setting. Place the chocolate and butter in the top of the double boiler and whick until melted. Whisk in the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the sugar and beat with a whisk for 2 minutes, until the sugar is almost completely dissolved. Add the corn syrup and continue beating until completely incorporated.
Remove the pie plate from the refrigerator and spread the pecans on the bottm of the dough. Pour in the chocolate mixture.
Place the pie on a baking sheet, transfer to the oven, and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 275 degrees and continue baking for 50 minutes.
Allow to cool for 2 hours then refrigerate for 45 minutes before cutting. (During baking, the pecans will rise to the surface. The filling will puff slightly, but will settle back down upon cooling.) If refrigerating overnight, let pie come to room temperature before serving.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and a drizzling of caramel and chocolate sauce.
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