Narcoossee’s Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

This is my sister Monica.

Monica blue snow men

She’s not much of a cook.  It’s not that she can’t cook; she just doesn’t like to, and she especially dislikes cleaning up the mess.  A number of years ago, she was given a Walt Disney World cookbook.  Now for someone who doesn’t like to cook, I would think that a cookbook as a gift would be a bad idea, but she loves all things Disney.  Apparently she doesn’t dislike cooking quite so much when she’s following one of their recipes.

One year for Thanksgiving, she made a delicious pie from her Disney cookbook, and we all went crazy over it — especially me.  Being the wonderful sister she is, she made an extra pie for me to take home.  That year, I managed to consume the entire second pie all on my own (now not all in one day).  This second pie as a gift has become a tradition.  But for the last couple of years, I’ve taken it to Matt’s parent’s house.  Not that I don’t want the pie, but my butt and thighs thank me for not eating the entire thing.

Matt’s sister has also developed a love for this pie, so when she found out I was bringing dessert for Christmas, she asked for the pie.  Unfortunately, I had already shared the pie with my Uncle Bill, so I had to make one to take.  But really — no big deal, especially if Monica thinks it is a super easy recipe.

Imagine how I felt when I called to tell her I burnt her pie, and imagine the shriek of laughter that came through the phone at me.  I was traumatized; she was giddy.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie Burnt

Thankfully, I didn’t burn the second pie.

Here are Monica’s special tips — use chocolate chunks instead of chips and add extra along with extra pecans.

Here’s my special tip — serve it with homemade whip cream.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie Good

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients in order given. Mix well and pour into an unbaked pie shell.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce heat after 5 minutes to 300° and continue to bake for 1 hour, or until filling is thick.
  4. Cool on a wire rack and serve at room temperature.



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