I visited with relatives today and had the opportunity to taste a new variation to Pecan Pie. This variation includes chocolate and bourbon and I must say it was very tasty. The person who actually made the pie the day before was not there and I could not get her recipe. I checked the internet and sure enough I found several recipes for Kentucky Chocolate –Pecan Pie. The one I chose to include here is from About.Com (http://southernfood.about.com/cs/kentuckyrecipes/a/kentuckypie.htm) primarily because they also had a picture. I plan to make this very soon for a picnic we have planned for some friends.
Kentucky Chocolate – Pecan Pie
· 1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked
· 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
· 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
· 2 large eggs
· 1/2 cup brown sugar
· 1/2 cup granulated sugar
· 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick/4 ounces)
· 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
· pinch salt
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 1 tablespoon bourbon (or 1 teaspoon rum)
Spread chopped nuts over the bottom of the prepared (unbaked) pie shell; sprinkle with chocolate morsels. In a small mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in sugars, flour, salt, vanilla, bourbon and butter. Pour batter evenly over nuts and chocolate chips. Bake in a 325° oven for 35 to 40 minutes. This is good served as is or for a real spirited flavor top with Bourbon Whipped Cream.
Bourbon Whipped Cream
· 1 cup chilled whipping cream
· 2 tablespoons brown sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
· 1 teaspoon good bourbon (or 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring)
For best results, chill bowl and beaters. Beat cream until thickened; add sugar and flavoring, then beat until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.