Need a party gift or a simple-yet-fancy holiday dessert?
This easy-to-make chocolate pecan pie fits the bill. Using only a few simple ingredients and a pre-made crust, the prep time is only ten minutes. (You can substitute your favorite crust recipe if you prefer to make the crust from scratch.)
The recipe suggests serving the pie with a garnish of whipped cream and chocolate-dipped pecans, but we prefer ours with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Make your chocolate pecan pie as good as it can be by using high-quality chocolate chips. Our favorites are the baking chips from Guittard, one of the world’s great chocolate producers (and made in the U.S.A., in San Francisco). We order them by the case and give them as gifts to friends who bake. At supermarkets, we pick up Ghirardelli.
Don’t be put off by terms like “Extra Dark” and “Bittersweet” on the Guittard and Ghirardelli packages. Both of these products, at 63% and 60% cacao, respectively, are just perfect for chocolate chip cookies and chocolate pecan pies.