chocolate pecan pieForget the stuffing, the casseroles, even the turkey. My favorite part of Thanksgiving has got to be the PIE! What would Turkey Day be without a wide variety of traditional pies -- from pumpkin to triple berry to apple with a crumb crust? Mmm! But who says all your Thanksgiving pies have to be tried and true?

For instance, take this chocolate-whiskey pecan pie recipe. It may have a little bit more kick than the holiday classic, but as far as your taste buds are concerned, that's bound to be a delicious thing!

Chocolate-Whiskey Pecan Pie from Real Simple

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 9-inch basic flaky pie crust, unbaked

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, eggs, whiskey, and salt; fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
  2. Pour mixture into the pie crust and bake until the center is set but still slightly wobbly, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool before serving.


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