It’s time for the eighth week of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats blog hop. It’s hosted by Brenda Thompson from MealPlanningMagic.com. The blog hop goes live every Wednesday until Christmas. If you’d like to join us, please fill out the form on Brenda’s blog.
This week I’m combining the #12WksXmasTreats with November’s #ChocolateParty. The theme for the Chocolate Party is pecans. I’ve always wanted to make pecan pie…not just regular pecan pie, I’d seen this decadent version has chocolate and another layer of flavor with the bourbon.
I had boxed pie crust mix left over from a bout of pie baking my husband had a while back, so I used that for the crust of this Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe. You can use a homemade crust or a pre-made crust from the supermarket. Two of my brothers-in-law were visiting yesterday and this pie came together rather quickly while they were here. They loved the pie and my hubby (who doesn’t like pecans) even asked for a second piece. He also demanded that I make it again not just this once for the blog. I’d say this recipe is a winner.
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Yield: 8 – 10 servings Cook Time: 60 minutes
- 1 – 9 inch deep dish prepared pie crust
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup light of corn syrup
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons bourbon (I used honey Jack Daniels)
- 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups pecans, divided
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Step 1: Chill the prepared pie crust in the refrigerator or freezer while you make the filling. Mix the eggs, corn syrup, butter, sugar, bourbon, vanilla and flour in a large bowl. I used an electric mixer.
Step 2: Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly on the bottom of the pie crust. Coarsely chop 1 1/2 cups of pecans the pecans and sprinkle evenly on the bottom of the pie crust. Carefully pour the filling into the pie crust. For a pretty presentation, place the remaining pecans on the top in a circular fashion.
Step 3: Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes. I used a glass pie plate so I baked the pie at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for 45 minutes. Cool pie until set, at least one hour. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Storing: Store covered by plastic wrap at room temperature.
12 Weeks of Christmas Treats Blog Hop
Week 8, November 13, 2013
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Our #ChocolateParty November theme is pecans and chocolate. If you’d like to join in, please follow these rules:
1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake; the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2.) Include a link back to the Chocolate party page. Optionally, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.