Slice of Life Sunday

Kentucky Chocolate-Pecan Pie

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.

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1 Comment »

  1. I made this last night, following your recipie. It turned out great! Really really tasty! Good texture & taste. It’s better served warm than cold. So if you keep in the fridge, I suggest reheating your slice before eating.

    Hi Katie, I am so happy you enjoyed this recipe. I have only made it once, but I agree it is much better warm. Cricket

    Comment by Katie — October 17, 2008 @ 6:23 pm | Reply


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