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Home Holidays Countdown to Thanksgiving Food and Frills: Day 6 Pecan Pie

We are down to the wire with the Countdown to Thanksgiving Food and Frills. Today is one of my favorites because it combines my love of chocolate with my love of pecans. The recipe for yummy pecan pie is below.

How to Make Yummy Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie for Thanksgiving Desert

Instructions

How to make chocolate pecan pie

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch pie pan as directed on package for one-crust filled pie.
  2. Tuck the edge of the crust underneath all the way around. Use a fork to make a herringbone design in the crust. Do this by pressing the fork into the crust at adjacent diagonals all the way around.
  3. In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs; beat well. Reserve 2 tablespoons chocolate chips for topping. Stir in remaining chocolate chips and 1 1/2 cups pecans. Spread evenly in crust-lined pan.
  4. Bake at 325°F. for 55 to 60 minutes or until deep golden brown and filling is set. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  5. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small microwave-safe bowl, melt reserved 2 tablespoons chocolate chips in microwave oven on MEDIUM for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted; stir.
  6. Dip each of 10 pecan halves in chocolate. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  7. Garnish pie with whipped cream and chocolate-dipped pecans.

Shopping List

How to make chocolate pecan pie

Paring knife
Fork
Pie plate
Spoon spatula
Cookie sheet (non-stick or line with wax paper)

CRUST
1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on package

FILLING
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1 (6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups pecan halves

TOPPING 
Reserved 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
10 pecan halves
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped

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