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Mayan Chocolate Pecan Pie

This started off as a regular pecan pie for Thanksgiving Day. But it's evolved into something extra special. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 frozen pie shell (9 inches)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions

  • Sprinkle chopped pecans and chocolate chips into pastry shell. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, liqueur, pepper and vanilla. Pour into pastry; arrange pecan halves over filling.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 590 calories, 30g fat (8g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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