Sunday Night® Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie
Our silky, rich chocolate sauce takes this classic to a whole new level of pie perfection. We love it served with Sweetened Whipped Cream or Sunday Night Chocolate Whipped Cream.
1 (9-inch) pie crust
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fine table salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening, cold
3 to 6 tablespoons ice cold water
2 cups pecan halves
2 large eggs
¾ cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup (or light or dark corn syrup)**
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
⅛ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. bourbon (optional but delicious)
1 (9.2-ounce) jar Sunday Night® Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt Premium Dessert Sauce***
To make the crust, stir flour and salt together in a large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using pastry blender or two table knives until shortening pieces are the size of small peas. Gradually add water 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring with a metal spoon. Stop adding water when the dough holds together. Scrape the dough out of the bowl and form a smooth, round disk about 2 inches thick. Wrap the dough in a sheet of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 48 hours. If you’re in a hurry, place the dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
When you’re ready to make the pie, use a rolling pin to roll the dough on a lightly floured surface, rolling from center outward until you create an 11-inch circle. If you want an even crust edge, place an 11-inch plate upside down on the dough as a guide and, using a small paring knife, cut a perfect 11-inch circle. Transfer dough to a 9” glass or ceramic pie plate. Fold the edges under and press with your fingers to create a fluted edge. Chill until ready to use.
To prepare the filling, remove the lid from a jar of Sunday Night Chocolate Premium Dessert Sauce and heat in the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds on high (no longer!) Using an electric mixer, mix together the eggs, golden syrup, bourbon and warm chocolate sauce. Add the melted butter and mix well.
Sprinkle the pecan halves evenly in the unbaked pie shell. Pour the filling over the top. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until the pie is firm. The edges of the filling will rise but the middle will remain a little loose. The pie will continue to set after it’s removed from the oven. Transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool for 2 to 3 hours before serving. Cut into slices and serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream or Sunday Night Chocolate Whipped Cream.
Tips From Eileen
*Tip: You can use pre-made pie dough.
**Tip: Lyle’s Golden Syrup can be found in specialty grocery stores. If you can’t find it, you can substitute either light or dark corn syrup.
***Tip: Any chocolate variety of Sunday Night® Premium Dessert Sauce can be used. However, if you don’t use the Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt flavor, add a pinch of fine salt to the filling.
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