My only problem with the pie is that there was too much filling for the 9 inch, deep dish pie. It overflowed and created quite the mess. I am not impressed with "Tenderflake" pie crusts at the moment. I double-checked that they were deep dish 9" pie crusts. Warning to Canadians, who use Tenderflake deep dish 9" pre-made crusts, to divide this pie filling between two pie shells. DH is raving about the pie, and he hates pecan pie. Next time I would be tempted to 1/2 the chocolate chips and see if he notices. I felt like the chocolate overwhelmed the other flavours, and that is why I would reduce the amount next time. But, I give it 5 stars because DH loves it. Also, because it reminds me of living down south.
Without a doubt, the best pecan pie ever! I tweaked the recipe a bit by lightly toasting the pecans to bring to out the flavor. I used a block of Ghiradelli chocolate, broken into chunks to equal one cup, and used Makers Mark bourbon. The piecrust was home make using a combination of butter and lard and partially blind baked so the crust would remain flakey. My family loved the pie and I took one to work - everyone raved about it! Thanks, NurseDi for this great recipe!
Just roll me over and put me face down in this pie. Geez it was sooooo good. Next time I'm going to double up and make 2 pies and put one back for me, all mine and no one elses! Thanks for sharing this yummy dessert.
Total decadence. We throughly enjoyed this delicious pie. Very rich and an incredible chocolate flavor. The bourbon just made us heady. I will be making this again for Thanksgiving. Thanks for another great one Nurse Di.
Very nice pie. This one is good because it's not overly sweet, which helps accommodate the rich chocolate. You can definitely taste the bourbon too (I used Wild Turkey!).
Easier than I thought and so good, that little extra that makes this stand out from the average pecan pie. Perfect with our Thanksgiving Dinner. I even impressed my self. I think next time I'd reduce the bourbon by about half as I could really taste it (not a bad thing - I'm just a wimp when it comes to alcohol) but everyone else loved it just as it was. Served with a topping of fresh whipped cream. The entire amount fit perfect in my deep dish pie pan
This was my first attempt at making a pecan pie and it was fantastic! The only changes I made was using homemade pie crust (my first attempt as well) and dark chocolate chips. The chocolate really made this recipe and helped cut the sweetness of the filling. Have already passed the recipe on to my sister in Texas. Thank you!
Taste great! Did an extra cup of pecans and put into 2pies. Worked great one pie would veto much filling I think. Might have been to much nuts to filling, since I added a whole extra cup, but still taste great.
Tried this during the fall and forgot to review.Huge hit with my family, brother-in-law is always requesting this pie if he knows he is coming to my house or we are having some type of family function. I make recipe as is, except I toast the pecans first. Just adds that extra little crunch.