Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tipsy Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This recipe was for Pi Day last week, but here is the post (finally!).  Also, what better way to celebrate St. Patty's Day than with a boozy pie recipe?  I can't think of anything! This pie was insanely good and after seeing what went into it, I wasn't surprised.  Everyone was a big fan.  Top it off with a healthy dose of whipped cream and you are all set!  Enjoy!

Shane demonstrating how much whipped cream is appropriate 
My St. Patrick's Day is going to be decently low-key.  However, it will be celebrated! My parents are coming to visit me and see me in my OPTIMA Dance Show.  OPTIMA is a dance organization at the university where great dancers and great choreographers come together and put on a fantastic show.  If you are in the Madison area, I highly recommend coming to the show tonight! It is at the Memorial Union and it is FREE! Yep, totally free.  So, if you are looking to enhance your St. Patrick's Day plans with some dance, come see the show! Also, the show is full of food bloggers! How crazy is that? Me, Megan at A Dash of Megnut, and Melanie at Melanie's Mixtures are all in the show! It is going to be amazing!

Super fun dance clump :)
Tipsy Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie (inspired by Une Gamine dans la Cuisine)

For the crust:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp ice water
For the filling:
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup dark rum
4 eggs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt

1. Make the crust: Whisk flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.  Whisk in butter until mixture starts to resemble crumbly, wet sand. Add lemon juice and water and mix until dough comes together. Add a little water if dough is too dry.  Form into a round disk and wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to a day.
2.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 13 inch round.  Place in a 9 inch pie pan and trim the overhanging dough.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
3. Sprinkle the pecans evenly in the bottom of the crust.  Pour the melted chocolate over the pecans.  (To melt the chocolate: microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.  Let cool slightly before pouring into crust).
4. In a large saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugars, and rum.  Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes.  Remove from heat.
5. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, melted butter, cornmeal, and salt.  Whisking constantly, slowly add the hot rum mixture.  Add about 1/4, combine, and then repeat.  Once fully combined, pour over the chocolate and pecans.
6. Bake the pie for 55 minutes or until center is set.  If the crust browns too quickly, cover with foil or a pie shield.  Let cool completely.
Enjoy :)


  1. yum! this looks so good!! thanks for including me in your post! :) and i love the picture of the super fun dance clump. you know its my favorite part hahaha

    1. Haha mine too! I have so much fun in that dance :) Thanks for choreographing it!!!