My boyfriend and I invited some friends up to the lake house to enjoy labor day weekend. To mark the occasion I decided to make some pecan pie (it is my boyfriend's favorite kind) . I found a great recipe for Bourbon Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie and I made it over the course of a few days.
First I made the pie dough, which needs to be refrigerated for 30 minutes - 2 days. Then the next night I rolled the pie dough and put it in the pie plate, which again had to be refrigerated for 30 minutes - 2 days. Then finally I made the pie and let it cool overnight, in the morning it was ready to bring to the lake house.
The only changes that I would make the next time is add more bourbon to make the flavor more distinct (a suggestion from my boyfriend). Also, instead of mixing the chocolate chips into the filling I would sprinkle them over the top after the filling was in the crust. We found that most of the chocolate chips sank to the middle and bottom after it was poured into the crust. Sprinkling them over the top will help them be more evenly distributed.
Making pie is definitely a labor of love, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. This pie was perfectly crunchy and gooey. I cannot wait to make it again.
What is your favorite pie to eat?