This week Dan’s company held a dessert-off. The prize was steep, an iPad2. We really wanted to win. So I gave some instruction as Dan made chocolate pecan cup pies, that he served with his very own chocolate cherry stout. It was a delicious combo. We didn’t win, but Dan did learn how to make pie all on his own, which is something.
I filmed Dan making the pie and then he edited the video together. It was a combined effort, this video.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup chopped (or crushed) pecans
Pie crust (recipe here)
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Melt butter and set aside to cool. Beat eggs, then add sugar, syrup, and butter. Whisk together. Incorporate pecans.
Roll out dough and press it into a pie pan (or cupcake tins if you’re making cup-pies). Sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips onto the dough. Add a layer of the filling. Sprinkle more chocolate chips and top with the remaining filling.
Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.