Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

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This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe is the ultimate road to a delicious dessert. Chocolate and pecan can seem like an unusual combination, but when you make this recipe, you’ll know why it comes together so well. There is something outrageously decadent when you pair two delicious ingredients together for a dessert. The bourbon added to this pie filling makes the flavors even better. Pecans, in general, add a lot of character to pies. As far as chocolate goes, what's not to love about it in pies? Though this pie tastes great the way it is, there is nothing wrong with adding some grated chocolate on top for garnish. One can never have too much chocolate especially in a pie recipe like this. The challenging part about most pie recipes is making pie crust from scratch. But if you want to save time you can use a readymade 9-inch pie crust from a grocery store. This way you don’t have to knead or roll out the dough and go through the extra effort. If you wish to skip using the pre-made pie crust, another interesting way of changing this recipe is to use Graham cracker crust and butter and let it set in a baking pan and then pour the filling as you would do for a cheesecake.

Pecan nutrition comprises of healthy unsaturated fat that is necessary for our bodies. It is has been proven that eating just a handful of pecans every day can lower “bad” cholesterol. Pecans are also loaded with more than 19 vitamins and minerals that include vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. For a healthier version of this recipe, you may use organic dark chocolate chips with at least 70 percent or more cacao in it.

When making the pie filling, one important step to remember is to whip the egg yolks at a constant speed to achieve a smooth and lump-free texture. One way of doing this is to temper the egg yolks by adding a tablespoon or two of hot mixture into the egg yolks and then stir it well before you add the entire mixture to it. Another way of avoiding lumps in the pudding is to strain the mixture once you have mixed all the ingredients. The straining of the filling mixture will eliminate any egg yolks that have scrambled in the process. Do not underestimate the taste of adding a real vanilla extract to pecans. Real vanilla extract not only elevates the flavors in a dessert recipe but also helps the other ingredients bind well. There are many reliable brands like Neilson Massey or Madagascar. You can also add vanilla bean paste if you like. In the place of corn syrup, you can substitute a cup of granulated white sugar dissolved in ¼ cup of hot water in the recipe. You could also substitute it with a cup of honey or maple syrup.

Easy pie recipes are always a convenient way of preparing a quick dessert for guests or when you have an even planned at the last minute. No matter what the occasion, this easy chocolate pecan pie recipe will steal your guests’ hearts. Go ahead and add this it to your recipe collection book because you are going to make it more than just once. Thank you to Martha at A Family Feast recipe blog for sharing this decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe with us. Do visit Martha’s blog for more easy pie recipes. Make this pecan pie with chocolate today and enjoy a heavenly slice with family and friends!

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