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Southern Chocolate Pecan Pie

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? I can’t. It feels like just yesterday 2018 was starting.

We had our work Thanksgiving potluck lunch Thursday and I ate so much I could barely drive home. I’ve been going to this lunch for the last six years and wouldn’t miss it for the world. We’ve got a ton of good cooks at our TV station, and it’s always good eatin’. This year, the station brought in turkey, stuffing, and potatoes from Cowboy Chicken—and the employees brought in other sides and desserts.

I ate some of the best sweet potatoes ever. A ton of green bean casserole. I also managed to sneak a deviled egg before they all ran out.

My contribution to the lunch was my mom & dad’s famous chocolate pecan pie. I say “famous” because they’ve both been making this pie since I was a wee little thing. Unlike the traditional pecan pie (pecans + Karo syrup) this includes the addition of luscious melted chocolate.

It’s better than any pecan pie I’ve ever had. I’m not kidding.

Forewarning: there’s a lot of sugar in this pie. Regular sugar, Karo syrup, semi-sweet chocolate chips. Sweet, sugary goodness.

If you want a good pie for your Thanksgiving this week, than this is your pie. If you love pecan pie, you’ll adore this one.

I plan on getting back on the keto track this week after completely stuffing myself for the last few days. I’m having a belated birthday party tonight, then after that it’s all low-carb until Christmas time. So enjoy the last remaining sugary recipes while they last!

Southern Chocolate Pecan Pie

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A luscious, chocolatey version of the classic Southern favorite pecan pie.

Ingredients

  • 1 regular pie crust (Pillsbury pre-made works)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Karo syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 TBS. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate chips. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, syrup, melted chocolate, butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans.
  2. Roll out pie crust and place in pie pan. Pour pecan mixture into crust. Bake for 50-60 minutes until set. Check out at around 30 minutes to make sure crust isn’t getting too browned. If so, cover with foil for remaining bake time.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate chips.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, syrup, melted chocolate, butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans.

Roll out pie crust and place in pie pan.

Pour pecan mixture into crust. Bake for 50-60 minutes until set.

Check out at around 30 minutes to make sure crust isn’t getting too browned. If so, cover with foil for remaining bake time.

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