This pie is thick, gooey and full of pecans with just a hint of chocolate. The unsweetened cocoa powder makes the subtle difference.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1/2 cup margarine, melted
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
In a heavy saucepan combine melted margarine, corn syrup, white sugar and cocoa. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Add vanilla, salt and eggs, stirring well. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Mix well.
Pour filling into unbaked pastry shell and top with remaining 1/2 cup pecans. Bake at 325 degrees F(165 degrees C) for 55 minutes. Let cool and serve.