Southern Dessert: Chocolate Pecan Pie

There are few things in the world that we love more than Classic, Southern Pecan Pie.  Scroll down for the details…

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Classic Pecan Pie

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 pre-baked, 9-inch pie shell (homemade or store-bought)

Filling:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups pecans
  • 1 2/3 cups dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and position oven rack to middle of oven. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie dish.
  2. Prepare pie shell according to (packaging) directions.
  3. Place pecans in food processor and pulse for 5 seconds, or until roughly chopped.
    Note: if you don’t have a food processor, place nuts in a re-sealable plastic bag and use a rolling pin or other heavy object to roughly chop/break them into smaller pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, honey, butter and vanilla extract.
  5. Fold in pecans and mix so they’re thoroughly coated. Then pour over hot crust.
  6. Return to oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until filling has set.
  7. Remove and let cool completely before serving.
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