Chocolate Pecan Pie

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Best Flaky Pastry

1
cup Gold Medal™ 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

2/3
cup 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
bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • 2 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).
  • 3 Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Roll pastry, using floured rolling pin, into circle 2 inches larger than upside-down pie plate, 9x1 1/4 inches. 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 Bake pie 40 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours until chilled.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
(
Calories from Fat
315),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
76g
76%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.