King Arthur Flour sends me emails every so often - to try and get me to buy their products. I never do, but I do check out the recipes they have attached and this one caught my eye! It looked so good I knew it was going to be made for Thanksgiving dinner. I was super happy when my grandmother took me up on my offer to make dessert.
I have never made a pie crust before in my life - I think this turned out ok - it broke a little when I tired to put in the pie plate- but I patched it and it was good to go.
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp vegetable shortening
- 5 tbsp cold butter
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 3 tbsp ice water (maybe more)
- whisk together flour, salt and baking powder
- add shortening and let it mix throughout the dry mixture
- cut the butter into cubes and roughly work it into the mixture- there may be large chunks
- add the vinegar to the bowl and then add 3 tbsp of ICE water. Mix quickly and gently (if using a stand mixer go slow)
- Gather some dough in your hand and squeeze - if it sticks together then it is ready, if not add water a tsp at a time
- Shape it into a rough disk and put on a floured surface. Roll into a rectangle 8 by 12 inches. Fold it 3 times like a letter. (photo from KingArthurFlour.com)
- turn 90 degrees and roll out into another rectangle - fold again like a letter
- Fold in half and cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for at lest 30 mins - up to 24 hours.
- 2 eggs room temp
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. butter melted and cooled
- 2 tsp vanilla*
- 1 1/3 c. semisweet chocolate chips**
- 2/3 c. chopped pecans
** This was SO SO SO rich - next time I will only use about 3/4 c. of choc chips.
- Beat eggs, sugar and salt for about 2 mins at high speed - they will be thick and light colored.
- Stir in four, melted butter and flavoring. Then add chocolate and pecans.
- Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to warm up for about 15 mins.
- Preheat oven 375 degrees
- Roll dough out into a 12 to 13 inch circle
- Transfer to pie plate, trim edges and use to patch the dough if needed. Put a little crimp on the dough. I sucked at this but I tried.
- Pour the filling into the pie crust, then put pecans on top for decoration
- Bake for 30 mins uncovered then tent with foil and bake for another 10-15 mins until crust and top are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool so that it can set.
This was very good, but very rich so we cut the pieces small.
** Sorry for the pictures being all over the place - I am still learning blogger and the 1 thing that I liked about wordpress was how easy it was to add images , I will figure it out soon!