In my house, chocolate rules!
But at this time of the year, pecan joins in.
My husband loves it when I make pecan pie.
He has told lots of people that mine is the best he has had.
That makes me so very happy.
So this year I decided to combine both his favorite ingredients.
Here's the recipe:
1/3 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in sugar, and set aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, beat eggs well. Stir in salt, corn syrup and melted butter mixture. Add coffee powder mixed with 1 teaspoon water, if desired. Stir in the chopped pecans. (I didn't chop my pecans, I left them whole because that's how my husband likes it)
- Spread chocolate chips evenly over the bottom of the pie crust. Pour pecan mixture over the crust.
- Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes, or until set. Cover and let stand at room temperature about 8 hours before serving. Pie will be soft.