Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

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This is one of my favourite holiday recipes. I make this every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it’s always a hit. This year, it was a bit custardy, so the slices weren’t quite as pretty, but it was still amazing. I have yet to figure out why this time the filling was that way, but still, it was grand. If you serve it chilled, you don’t have that problem, by the way.

 

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen (9 inch) pie shell
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees F).
  2. In a small saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter or margarine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter or margarine melts and sugar dissolves. Cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl combine eggs, bourbon, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Slowly pour sugar mixture into egg mixture, whisking constantly. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Pour mixture into pie shell.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until set and golden. May be served warm or chilled.

 

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