Happy Turkey day! We had a fantastic turkey – it was very succulent, which I deem the most important factor in rating the turkey’s greatness. I also made gravy for the first time…..thanks to Indira for teaching me how. I think it was pretty good….although I don’t really have too much to compare it to since our family has never made gravy for some reason. In my family, gravy is what goes on pasta…not turkey!
Anyhoo…. I also tried a new pie recipe that I found on Epicurious.com. It was soooo delicious, I thought I’d share it with you. It was a Kahlua Pecan Chocolate chip pie. Yummy! I made just a basic butter pie crust with it – which worked well with it. But I think the recipe below calls for a frozen crust – so if you’re not up for making your own, that’ll work too! I think this would be a good Christmas pie too – and it’s really easy! I decorated the top with a few maple leaf cutouts I made from a little extra pie crust. Oh also, I added a few extra chocolate chips Enough to cover the bottom of the pie crust.
1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup Kahlúa or other coffee liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 purchased frozen deep-dish 9-inch pie crust
2/3 cup chilled whipping cream
Pecan halves (optional)
Copyright: December 1996
Sharon Blonder Leff