Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kentucky Chocolate Pecan Pie

3 eggs
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash salt
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1 egg white, lightly beaten
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
•In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, yolks, brown sugar, corn syrup,
butter, bourbon if desired, vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans.

•Brush pastry shell with egg white. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Pour filling over chips. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until
set. Cool on a wire rack.

•In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add
confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Dollop on pie
just before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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