Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Pie
Servings: 6 - 8
A twist on the holiday’s favorite pie, this pumpkin dessert gets a boost of flavor from chocolate.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine all of the filling ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer until the batter is smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Do not overbeat. Set aside.
For the syrup: Combine all of the ingredients except the pecans in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly on slow speed of electric mixer until the syrup is opaque, about 1 minute; stir in the pecans and set aside.
Spoon the filling evenly into a pie shell. Pour the syrup on top. Bake in a 325-degree oven until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1-3/4 hours. Note: The pecans will rise to the top of the pie during baking.
In a small saucepan coated with Teflon® non-stick, warm the chocolate sauce and then pour over the pie. Serve immediately.