Party Panache, Chocolate Pecan Pie

What do you do when life hands you pecans?

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Why you make a Chocolate Pecan Pie of course!

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A client gave HHjr a huge bag of pecans from his farm.  Lots of pecan trees in Alabama ya know…The inspiration here came from giving Super Boy something to do on a cold gloomy Saturday…

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So, what do you need to shell pecans?  A baseball bat, a hammer and a pair of pliers!

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There was fierce determination in the air, just because we didn’t have a proper nutcracker, that did not deter them!

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HH arrived with yet another tool, a mallet I think…Men love to tell each other what to do, and how to do it a better way!!  I couldn’t take it so I went into the kitchen to get the pie crust ready.   {AND to get some nice shelled pecan halves out of my freezer…shhhhh}  There are woods right behind our patio and they look TERRIBLE this time of year so just forget you saw that…

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They did actually shell about 1 1/2 cups worth of pecans, so I added some chocolate chips and poured the egg custard into the shell

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and placed some of my secret pecan halves around the edge…

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YUM!    So, if I was having a party…

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I might kick it up a notch with a mini compote of Creme Brulee ice cream

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With a ruffled placemat and a dark rattan charger

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a little WOW factor…

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to make everyday pecan pie

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Something Party Special!

Here’s the recipe:

CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE                            for a printable version click here

1 9″ pie crust, unbaked

3 eggs

1 cup light Karo syrup

1 tsp vanilla

3 T bourbon

1 cup sugar

`/8 tsp salt

2 T butter, melted

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips

Put pecans into unbaked pie shell and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Beat eggs well.  Add the karo syrup, bourbon, butter, vanilla, sugar and salt. Mix and pour into pie shell.  Bake at 375  on a cookie sheet for 40 minutes or until center is set.  Cool and refrigerate.

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Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY

The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY

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Comments
9 Responses to “Party Panache, Chocolate Pecan Pie”
  1. Looks delicious! Reminds me that I really should make a chocolate pecan pie soon!!! 🙂
    Kenley

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  2. Emily says:

    Yummy Pie! I have pecans in the freezer and I think this post has inspired me to bake a pie! Your recipe sounds delicious and the pie baked up to perfection! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Have a great weekend.

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  3. This yummy pie was really a joint effort! And it looks scrumptious!!! Thanks for sharing it at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  4. This looks soooo good! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  5. Ilze says:

    Yumm! Do you know the substitution for Karo syrup!?

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