Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Most Delicious Pie Ever

So I am going to preface this with the comment that I have never been a huge fan of pecan pie. It just wasn't my thing. I always thought the texture was weird, and that it had an overbearingly sweet quality to it. Folks, all of those thoughts dissipated with this glorious pie!

I got the recipe form a copy of Southern Living Magazine that I had swiped from my mom's house after  Thanksgiving. It's the pie that is pictured on the cover and I think I know why.... PS it's because it is fan-f***ing-tastic (pardon my self bleeped language, but it is that good).

The name of this heavenly pie is Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie. Sounds fantastic right!! It is :)

I was very proud of my pie :)
Here is the recipe: (also you can click this link to be taken directly to the recipe so you can print it)

Chocolate Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted 
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/3 cup 100% cacao unsweetened cocoa (the powdered kind, not the candy bar kind)
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 1 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish piecrust shell
Salted Caramel Topping
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter 
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 cups toasted pecan halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preparation

  1. Prepare Filling: Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, stirring until well blended. Fold in chopped pecans. Pour mixture into pie shell.
  2. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. (Filling will be loose but will set as it cools.) Remove from oven to a wire rack.
  3. Prepare Topping: Bring 3/4 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. (Do not stir.) Boil, swirling occasionally after sugar begins to change color, 8 minutes or until dark amber. (Do not walk away from the pan, as the sugar could burn quickly once it begins to change color.) Remove from heat; add cream and 4 Tbsp. butter. Stir constantly until bubbling stops and butter is incorporated (about 1 minute). Stir in table salt.
  4. Arrange pecan halves on pie. Top with warm caramel. Cool 15 minutes; sprinkle with sea salt.
 Note: We (Southern Living) tested with Hershey's 100% Cacao Special Dark Cocoa and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.

I followed the direction exactly except... I got the wrong kind of chocolate, I got the 100% Cacao Chocolate bar, but I just pulverized it in a blender till it became a powder and it worked out. Next time I make it I'll use the right kind and see if it is just as good (it probably will be).

Southern Living had this awesome video of the pie on their website and I just had to share it.


Well, what are you waiting for? Go make this pie :)


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5 comments:

  1. It looks so professional - my pies never look that nice! It looks yummy too! I will save the recipe and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I am not a pecan pie fan either but I will have to try that out :)

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  3. i'm not a huge pecan pie fan either, but i think you have me sold on this recipe Hilary! it looks like the perfect christmas pie!

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  4. Love your blog, just found it from the Kinspiration link up! I am your newest follower. AND, what a small world, as I was looking at your page I saw your button on the right side for "Organoblondes" and I totally went to highschool with them =) haha. So funny! Hope you will check out my blog as well.

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