Chocolate Pecan Pie II

When you just need to indulge, pick pie, pecans and chocolate. You won't be disappointed!

Yield

8 servings

Best Flaky Pastry Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening or 1/3 cup lard
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Pecan Filling Ingredients

2/3 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons bourbon, if desired
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup pecan halves or broken pecans
1 (6 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C).

In medium bowl, mix flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing knives, until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).

Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Roll pastry, using floured rolling pin, into a 9 x 1 1/4 inch circle 2 inches larger than upside-down pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute as desired.

In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, corn syrup, bourbon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the eggs with hand beater. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour into pastry-lined pie plate. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excess browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.

Bake pie for 40 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours until chilled.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 50 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Additional Information

Use Betty Crocker® pie crust mix for the scratch pie crust in this recipe and save time.

Decrease the butter to 1/4 cup and use only 1/2 cup pecans.

Garnish with whipped cream and Betty Crocker® Dessert Decorations chocolate leaves.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 630; Calories from Fat 315; Total Fat 35 g; Saturated Fat 14 g; Cholesterol 105 mg; Sodium 350 mg; Total Carbohydrate 76 g; Dietary Fiber 3 g; Protein 6 g

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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