the first time i made this pie, i gave it to my go-to taste taster. you know, the guy who will eat anything and tell you what's up. i'm a big baker, and i would give this friend all sorts of things to taste. some good. some not so good. he took a bite of this pie, looked at me very sternly, and said,
"colleen. this is your sistine chapel."
talk about a compliment.
and so it is now known as my sistine chapel pie.
it's also the easiest thing i make. so yeah. make this. and make it now.
|the stars of the show. also includes white and brown sugar and vanilla extract. they are obviously not the stars.|
the recipe is from emeril over at the food network (i don't include the caramel drizzle).
see that cutting board my ingredients are on? that's the size of my countertop. literally people. that's all i have to work with. so no, i don't make my own crust and roll it out. i'm not fancy like that. deal with it.
unfortunately, my frozen store-bought pie crust did not thaw according to my timeline. so when i unrolled it, it broke into 9 pieces. yay! luckily, anything that is made with a ridiculous amount of butter can be remolded into whatever you desire. thus, all those tiny little thumbprints. no wonder paula deen loves butter so much.
the first big step is mixing together the pecans and chocolate chips. not super difficult. a five-year-old could make this pie and knock the socks off people.
then the fun part. combine the eggs and sugar and corn syrup and pour that shiz alllllllllllll over the pecans and chocolate chips. i'm excited just looking at it. and see, that's the best part about chocolate pecan pie (and why i will most likely never make pecan pie again). the chocolate helps cut through some of the intense sweetness of pecan pie. and i say that as someone who eats a ridiculous amount of sugar each day. it's just better this way.
50 minutes later...
out comes this bad boy.
ten minutes to put together. fifty minutes in the oven. a lifetime of people telling you that this pie is your sistine chapel.
that's what i call priceless.