How to Make chocolate pecan pie with Paula Deen

Paula shares her chocolate pecan pie recipe with chocolatier Max Brenner. Follow along and learn how to make this decadent dessert. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Best Dishes show hosted by Paula Deen. What happens when America's favorite southern cook opens up her kitchen to family, friends, viewers and the best home cooks in the country? It's anyone's guess! Paula Deen is cooking up something new as she rescues viewer recipes, shares stories and traditions with friends and strangers alike, while learning the secrets of some of America's best cooks. You just never know what you might get when the queen of southern cuisine dishes up good times and great food with the gang! Try making Paula's recipe for chocolate pecan pie.


Ingredients for chocolate pecan pie:

* 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
* 2 cups pecan halves
* 3 large eggs, beaten
* 3 tablespoons butter, melted
* 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons good-quality bourbon
* 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Cover bottom of pie crust with pecans.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and melted butter. Add the corn syrup, sugar, bourbon and the chopped chocolate. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Pour mixture into the pie shell over the pecans and place on a heavy-duty cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for an additional 25 minutes or until pie is set. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

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