This is a family favorite. We make at least two of these pies at Thanksgiving, which is not nearly enough. As a joke, we call it “Punch-A-Kitten Pie”, because it is so good you might punch a kitten to get a slice of it. (I would never want to punch a kitten) To be quite honest, that is probably a better name, because there aren’t very many pecans in the pie.
This recipe makes two pies.
- 2 ounces of unsweetened bakers chocolate
- 6 Tbs. butter
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs – lightly beaten
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 unbaked 2-8 inch pie shells
- Pecan halves
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- In a small bowl, melt chocolate and butter together.
- In another bowl mix sweetened condensed milk, sugar, salt, and eggs. Beat in the chocolate and butter, then stir in the vanilla.
- Place pecan halves in the bottom of the pie shells. We personally don’t like a lot, just enough to cover the bottom. You are supposed to put the pecans in before the chocolate mixture. The pecans will float to the top.
- Pour half of the mixture in one pie pan and half in the other.
- Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 300°F for 45 minutes.
This pie is best served cold. No need for ice cream or whipped cream. It is perfect plain.
What is your favorite pie?