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Chocolate - Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream

A sinfully delicious chocolate chip & pecan pie

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Kentucky chocolate chip pie

Chocolate Chip Pie

D. Rattray
Chocolate chip and pecan pies are a Louisville area favorite, especially around Kentucky Derby time. Serve this delicious pie with a dollop of Bourbon Whipped Cream or your favorite ice cream, and enjoy the races!

Kentucky Chocolate - Pecan Pie

Add a tablespoon of bourbon or a teaspoon of rum flavoring to this pie for a more "spirited" flavor.

  • 1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick/4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Spread chopped nuts over the bottom of the prepared (unbaked) pie shell; sprinkle with chocolate morsels. In a small mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in sugars, flour, salt, vanilla, and butter. Pour batter evenly over nuts and chocolate chips. Bake in a 325° oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

Bourbon Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon good bourbon (or 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring)
For best results, chill bowl and beaters. Beat cream until thickened; add sugar and flavoring, then beat until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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