- Yield:8 servings
- Active time: 1 hour
- Total time:6 hours
- One half recipe Easy Pie Dough, shaped and chilled in a pie plate
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup dark corn syrup (light will also work)
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 2 1/2 cups pecan halves
- 3 tablespoons bourbon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces good-quality, 63% dark chocolate, roughly chopped in to 1/4 inch pieces
Preheat oven to 425°F. blind bake the crust by lining the bottom and sides of the chilled, shaped pie shell with parchment or foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and bake until the bottom is light golden brown. Remove the shell from the oven and allow it to cool. Lower the oven temperature to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar and melted butter. Add the corn syrup, eggs, bourbon, chocolate, salt and pecans and stir until all ingredients are combined. Pour mixture into the pie shell and place in the preheated oven on the center rack. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, rotating halfway through, until the pie is set and puffed just slightly. If parts of the crust or the top of the pie is getting too dark, place patches of foil over the dark parts to protect them from the heat. Allow the finished pie to cool completely before serving.