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Kentucky Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is our Test Kitchen's version of the regional classic. The chocolate pecan pie is infused with Kentucky bourbon.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or chopped walnuts
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, yolks, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, bourbon if desired, vanilla and salt. Stir in nuts.
  • Brush pastry shell with egg white. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour filling over chips. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Dollop on pie just before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 684 calories, 44g fat (19g saturated fat), 199mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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