Chocolate Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 35mins
Cook Time: 40mins
Ready in: 75

Leylie Hayes from Avoca shows us how to make this tasty dessert that's simple to prepare; Chocolate Pecan Pie

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • Pastry
  • 8oz plain flour
  • 4½ oz butter
  • 1 oz caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • A little cold water
  • Filling
  • 8oz dark chocolate (53%cocoa)
  • 4oz unsalted butter
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 4oz rich brown sugar
  • 4oz plain flour
  • 5oz pecan nuts, chopped
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • Drop vanilla essence
Method

  1. Method Pastry
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the caster sugar, then mix to dough with the egg yolks and a little cold water if necessary. Wrap in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 2030 minutes. Roll out on a lightly floured work surface and then line a 25cm x 3cm loose bottom fluted tin.
  3. Method Filling
  4. Preheat oven to 160°C, gas mark Simple place ½ the chocolate, both sugars, the chopped pecans and the flour in a large bowl and mix well. Heat the butter until melted and warm then stir in the remaining chocolate and mix until incorporated. Pour the warm butter and chocolate mix into the dry ingredients, add the 2 eggs and mix well. Then pour the mixture into the lined pastry shell and bake in the preheated oven for 3540 minutes until set but still has a slight wobble in the centre.
  5. Delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream or coffee crème anglaise.
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