Saturday, January 17, 2009
A little piece of pie...
In honour of Chloe and Joe's annual Christmas party I had baked my Chocolate-Hazelnut tarts... well, I baked the filling anyway, and used a pre-packaged crust. Joe called me out on it :0(
...so I decided to giver and make my own crust, and found the perfect occasion - James "Alabama" Salazar's birthday pie! So, in honour of both Joe (for kicking me into gear) and James - here is my absolutely divine Double Chocolate-Pecan Pie... but you'll see, the recipe for the filling is easy to adapt to whichever combo you feel like using. Giver!
My pastry recipe is taken from the joy of baking website (www.joyofbaking.com) - great reference - and other than using whole wheat pastry flour rather than white flour, I really didn't re-invent the wheel... so I'll save you scrolling down and let you sort out the pastry recipe on your own :0)
now for the good stuff...
Double-Chocolate Pecan Pie
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. all-purpose b. flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. milk chocolate disks
1 c. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, mix the sugar and flour together. Add the eggs, pecans, chocolates, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir well. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust. Bake for 40 minutes.
Cool for 30 minutes before serving.
I promise you, this will be a HIT. I made my variation on this (hazelnuts and chocolate) for the Christmas season - and everyone enjoyed them... even Julie (who isn't a sweets kinda girl)...
Happy Birthday Alabama! (and Croy, enjoy your slice too)
and Joe - watch out, soon I'll be selling these to the Black Tomato