Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie
This chocolate chip pecan pie is one of the best pie recipes you will try. With a homemade crust that uses butter, along with pie filling with dark chocolate, butter, pecans and dark chocolate chips. When it comes to pecans, there is a lot of pecan nutrition inside these healthy nuts. Pecans are an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein, and iron with lesser amounts of Vitamin C and calcium. Dark chocolate is a healthier choice than milk chocolate as it contains less sugar, more cholesterol-neutral fat, and more cocoa polyphenols in a more bioavailable form than milk chocolate does. Dark chocolate is also more filling than regular milk chocolate, which means it will take less of it to satisfy your chocolate cravings, which means fewer calories. This easy pie recipe for chocolate chip pecan pie is just one of the recipes you will find on the Grandmother's Kitchen site. You will find this and other easy pie recipes, just like Grandmother made. **
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1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup iced water
3 oz. unsweetened dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
4 Tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup or glucose syrup
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt.
Using an electric mixer, or you can work with your hands, combine the butter until it forms a coarse crumble texture.
Add the ice water and work until the dough sticks together.
Do not let it form a ball or it will be tough.
Take the dough a form a flat disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Meanwhile grease a 9-inch tart pan with butter.
When the dough has chilled, remove from the refrigerator and let sit 10-15 minutes to soften to room temperature.
Lightly flour a flat clean surface and use a rolling pin to roll the crust to 12-inches round and 1/8-inch thick. Place into the prepared tin and use your fingers to gently cover the bottom and go up the sides. Pinch and finish the edges of the crust.
Prick the base of the crust several times with a fork. Place into the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F.
Take the crust from the refrigerator and line the inside of the tart with aluminum foil. Fill with dry beans or baking weights. Place into the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
Remove the aluminum foil and weights and bake for 5 more minutes.
Remove the crust and place onto a wire rack to cool.
Lower the oven to 350F.
Place the chocolate pieces and butter into a small saucepan and melt over low heat. Stir as needed until smooth. Shut off and set aside to cool slightly.
In a mixing bowl use an electric mixer to bean the eggs with the sugar, syrup and vanilla.
Slowly add and beat in the melted chocolate/butter mixture.
Arrange the pecan halves in a circular pattern on the baked crust. Sprinkle the chocolate chips in between.
Pour the chocolate mixture evenly on top.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
If you see the pastry is browning too quickly, tent the tart with aluminum foil.
When ready, remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
Serve warm or chilled.
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Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: All purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, butter, water, dark chocolate,eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, pure vanilla extract, pecans.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per serving: Calories 688, Calories from Fat 412, Total Fat 45.8g 70%, Saturated Fat 17.1g 85%, Cholesterol 110mg 37%, Sodium 307mg 13%, Potassium 231mg 7%, Carbohydrates 67.6g 23%, Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%, Sugars 33.1g, Protein 8.8g, Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 7%, Iron 14%
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