A sweet twist on a holiday favorite will leave you with nothing but the pie pan to clean.

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie Recipe

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Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
Total: 2 hrs40 mins
Serves: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Baker's semi-sweet baking chocolate or 8 squares
  • 14 oz Kraft caramels pkg.
  • 3 cup pecan pieces divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter or 1/4 stick, melted, or margarine
  • cup whipping cream divided
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place 2 cup pecans in food processor.
  3. Process till finely ground using pulsing action.
  4. Mix this with sugar and butter.
  5. Press into 9" round pie plate.
  6. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  7. If crust puffs up gently press back down with back of spoon.
  8. Microwave caramels and 1/3 cup cream on high 3 minutes or till melted.
  9. Stir after each minute.
  10. Pour into crust.
  11. Chop remaining 1 cup pecans and sprinkle over caramel layer.
  12. Place chocolate, remaining whip cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in sauce pan.
  13. Cook and stir on low heat just until chocolate is melted.
  14. Pour over pie and gently spread to cover top of pie.
  15. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
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