Chocolate Pecan Pie



2 cups pecan halves

3 eggs, beaten

2/3 cup dark corn syrup

3 tablespoon quality bourbon or whiskey

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup brown sugar

3 tablespoon butter, melted

¾ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 9-inch unbaked pie shell


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cover bottom of pie shell with pecans. In a medium bowl, mix butter and eggs. Add syrup, sugar, bourbon and chocolate. Spoon on top of pecans. Bake for ten minutes, lower to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 20-25 minutes or until pie is set. Allow to cool on wire rack. Optional: Serve with whipped topping.