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Monday, November 15, 2010

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Best Flaky Pastry

1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening or 1/3 cup lard

2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Pecan Filling

2/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 cup corn syrup

2 tablespoons bourbon, if desired

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

1 cup pecan halves or broken pecans

1 bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

1Heat oven to 375ºF.2In medium bowl, mix flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing knives, until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).3Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Roll pastry, using floured rolling pin, into circle 2 inches larger than upside-down pie plate, 9x1 1/4 inches. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute as desired.4In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, corn syrup, bourbon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the eggs with hand beater. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour into pastry-lined pie plate. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excess browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.5Bake pie 40 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours until chilled.
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  1. wow, you are super thoughtful.
    yummy treat.

  2. Welcome to our potluck week 10, a poetry award is assigned upon submission.
    Old poems are welcome …hurry up, you have 12 hours to go before we are closed.
    Hope to see you there. Cheers!


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