Chunks O'Chocolate

I bought some chocolate chunks a few of years ago and saved them for something special. Now they are on special.  I put out the open bucket of chocolate on the table. "Is this thirty year old chocolate" was the reaction. I love it when I buy something and never use it because it is too good to use up. 
Chocolate Pecan Pie

Serves 8

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell, chilled
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
1 1/2 cups pecans
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract plus 4 teaspoons water (my substitution for 2 tablespoons whiskey)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spread chocolate chips in pie shell; sprinkle pecans on top.
Whisk together eggs, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and water mixture, vanilla and salt. Pour over nuts. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350°F and bake about 35 minutes more, until pie is set but slightly wobbly in center. Let cool completely before serving.

Other substitutions can be used as well such as 1 teaspoon rum extract or sherry extract or bourbon extract.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 605
Fat: 31g
Saturated fat: 9g
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrate: 85g
Fiber: 3g
Cholesterol: 86mg
Sodium: 253mg

1 comment:

Taryn said...

Yeah, wouldn't want to "waste" it. ;)