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Pecan-chocolate Chip Pie

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Servings: 6
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Nuts / Pies & Pastries

1/2  pound  Butter
1/2  pound  Cream cheese
2  teaspoons  Vanilla
2  cups  Flour
1  cup  Pecans
4  tablespoons  Unsalted butter
2    Eggs
1  cup  Dark corn syrup
1/4  cup  Molasses
1/2  cup  Brown sugar
1  teaspoon  Vanilla extract
1/4  cup  Chocolate chips (or more)

FOR DOUGH: CREAM BUTTER, CREAM CHEESE and vanilla together in a mixer or processor. Reduce speed to low and add the flour. Mix until just incorporated. Remove the dough, form into three balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill one hour before using. Uncooked dough can be frozen up to two months. Freeze uncooked balls of dough or freeze dough in pie tins. Makes three 10-inch pies. FOR FILLING: MIX PECANS AND BUTTER in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook until butter turns a golden color. Remove from heat and set aside. In a mixing bowl combine eggs, corn syrup, molasses, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix until smooth and then mix in the pecans and butter. Pour this filling into the pie crust and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Place on the middle rack of a preheated 350F oven and bake until the center of the pie is set, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the pie cool before serving. MICHAEL ROBERTS - PRODIGY GUEST CHEFS COOKBOOK

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