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Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie: A Fall Classic Reimagined

As the leaves begin to change and the air crisps, our taste buds crave heartwarming flavors. This Chocolate Pecan Pie is the perfect embodiment of fall comfort food. It takes the beloved pecan pie and infuses it with rich, decadent chocolate, creating a dessert that's both familiar and exciting.

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • A Match Made in Heaven: This recipe combines the irresistible crunch of pecans with the luxurious taste of chocolate, resulting in a flavor explosion that will tantalize your taste buds.
  • Gooey Brownie in a Pie Crust: Imagine a rich, fudgy brownie nestled inside a flaky pie crust. That's the magic you get with this recipe!
  • Easy Does It: This pie comes together in a flash! With minimal prep work and just one bowl for mixing, you can have this dessert in the oven in under 10 minutes.
  • Holiday Showstopper: Guaranteed to be a star on any dessert table, this pie is sure to impress your guests with its impressive flavor and effortless preparation.

Ingredients:

  • Luscious Chocolate Filling:

    • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
    • ½ (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Egg & Flavor Boosters:

    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Classic Pecan Crunch:

    • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Convenient Pie Crust:

    • 1 (9-inch) frozen unbaked pie crust shell
  • Optional Decadent Topping:

    • Ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, or coffee)

Instructions:

  1. Melty Chocolate Magic: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the evaporated milk, chocolate morsels, and butter. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 ½ minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to whisk until everything is melted and smooth.

  2. Sweetness and Structure: Whisk the sugar and flour into the melted chocolate mixture until well combined. This step ensures a smooth filling and prevents the sugar from crystallizing.

  3. Egg by Egg: Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. This incorporates air into the batter for a lighter and more decadent filling.

  4. Flavorful Finishing Touches: Whisk in the vanilla extract and kosher salt until fully incorporated.

  5. Pecany Perfection: Finally, stir in the chopped pecans, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the chocolate filling.

  6. Bake and Set: Pour the filling into your prepared pie crust. Bake the pie at 375°F (190°C) for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is set. The edges will be firm, but the center may still have a slight jiggle.

  7. Cool and Serve: Let the pie cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving. This allows the filling to firm up completely.

  8. A Scoopski of Heaven (Optional): For an extra touch of indulgence, serve warm slices of Chocolate Pecan Pie with a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor – vanilla, chocolate, or coffee all pair beautifully with the rich chocolate and nutty pecans!

Pro Tip: If you find yourself needing to step away while preparing the filling, be sure to give it a quick stir before pouring it into the pie crust. This prevents the sugar from settling at the bottom and ensures a smooth and delicious filling.

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