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Southern Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Servings: 1
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Pies & Pastries

1    Unbaked 9" pie shell
4  ounces  Sweet cooking chocolate
3  tablespoons  Butter or margarine
1  teaspoon  Instant coffee granules
1/3  cup  Sugar
1  cup  Light corn syrup
3    Eggs, slightly beaten
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1  cup  Pecans, chopped coarsely
1  teaspoon  Instant coffee granules
1/2  cup  Heavy cream
1  tablespoon  Sugar
1/4  teaspoon  Vanilla

Melt chocolate; stir in coffee. Remove from heat.Combine sugar and syrup in another pan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and boil gently for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.Remove from heat and add the chocolate mixture. Pour slowly over eggs, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 375' for 45-50 minutes or until filling is completely puffed across top. Cool and garnish with the topping and pecan halves if desired.Coffee-flavored Topping: Combine the coffee granules, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla in a chilled bowl. Whip just until soft peaks form. 1 cup.

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