Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie | Tasty Tuesday

Around my house we're calling this "Crack Pie."  I dare you to make the recipe and not want to eat the whole thing... and then you'll want to make another!

We celebrated an early Thanksgiving this past weekend and decided to do something different than the usual pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert.  

This pie certainly is a winner.  Gooey goodness - rich chocolate plus pecans.  What's not to love?

Chocolate Filling:
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup toasted chopped pecans
1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish piecrust

Caramel Topping:
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp table salt
2 cups toasted pecan halves
1/2 tsp sea salt

Prepare filling:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.  Add eggs, stirring until well blended.  Fold in chopped pecans.  Pour mixture into pie shell.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  (Filling will be loose but will set as it cools)  Remove from oven to a wire rack to cool.

Prepare Topping:
Bring 3/4 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.  (Do not stir.)  Boil, swirling occasionally after sugar begins to change color, 8 minutes or until dark amber in color.  (Do not walk away from the pan because the sugar could burn very quickly once it begins to change color.)  Remove from heat, add cream and 4 Tbsp butter.  Stir constantly until bubbling stops and butter is incorporated (about 1 minute).  Stir in table salt.

Arrange pecan halves on pie.  Top with the warm caramel.  Cool 15 minutes, then sprinkle with sea salt.

Get ready to swoon!

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  1. Oh boy does that look yummy. There is a place in NYC, very famous, Momofuku that makes something called crack pie. Its got an oat crust and a goeey caramel filling and its amazing! Ive been meaning to make some, there are recipes, and put it on my blog some day
    urban hounds

  2. Thank goodness I don't like pecans...

  3. Being gluten free I've yet to find a decent pie crust, but a couple years back I stumbled upon an Apple Pecan Pie that I miss dearly! Curse food allergies!!

  4. Mom loves anything with chocolate. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Oh. My. DOG. It's a good thing I'm not making dessert this year. I'd probably eat this before anyone else could have a slice.

  6. Oh man, pecan pie is kinda my weakness... and now you've gone and added chocolate :(


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