Country Sampler Special Edition
Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie
Makes 1 pie
Looking for an impressive take on a traditional dessert for your next gathering? This upgraded pecan pie from Paige Rhodes of My Modern Cookery will make your friends and family swoon!
INGREDIENTS 1½ cups sugar ¾ cup butter, melted 1∕3 cup all-purpose flour 1∕3 cup 100% cacao unsweetened cocoa 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 large eggs 1 cup toasted chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together the first six ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, stirring until well blended. Fold in chopped pecans. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
2. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes. (The filling will be loose but will set as it cools.) Remove from the oven to a wire rack.
3. To make the caramel topping, bring 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and ¼ cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. (Do not stir.) Boil, swirling occasionally after the sugar begins to change color, 8 minutes, or until dark amber. (Do not walk away from the pan, as the sugar could burn quickly once it begins to change color.) Remove from heat; add heavy cream and 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir constantly until bubbling stops and the butter is incorporated (about 1 minute). Stir in table salt.
4. Arrange pecan halves on the pie. Top with warm caramel topping mixture. Cool 15 minutes; sprinkle with sea salt.
1 (9") unbaked deep-dish pie shell ¾ cup sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1∕3 cup heavy cream 4 tablespoons butter ¼ teaspoon table salt 2 cups toasted pecan halves ½ teaspoon sea salt
RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF PAIGE RHODES OF MYMODERNCOOKERY.COM.