Thursday, January 23, 2014

National Pie Day 2014

There's just nothing that fills a southern sweet tooth
like a good piece of pecan pie.
~ The Loveless Cafe

I bring you Chocolate-Pecan greetings from Manila Guam (we extended our stay...) where America's National Pie Day 2014 begins!

Actually, this recipe was originally shared here on Kelley Highway one year ago, however you know that later in spring 2013, I deleted my blog.  So, it's your blessing to feast your eyes again upon these images, and then go bake for yourself

Chocolate-Pecan Tartlets (or Pie).

Lovin' in the oven

Chocolate-Pecan Tartlets (or Pie)
Yields 10 tartlets (3.5-inch pans)
{For me, it yielded 2 5-inch tartlets, 2 6-inch tartlets, and 2 3.5-inch tartlets.}

Prepare a day ahead.  After cooling, tartlets will be chilled overnight.

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

2. Crust
Prepare pans first by lining them with piecrust. Place pans in refrigerator.

3. Filling
In a large bowl, mix:
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon flour

Whisk in until combined well:
4 large eggs
1 cup light-colored corn syrup
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Mix in:
2/3 cup chopped Alabama Surprise pecans (Thanks Jerry and Carol!)
(NOTE:  Set aside 1½ cups Alabama Surprise pecan halves to garnish the tartlet tops.)
2/3 cup chocolate chips

Divide mixture evenly among prepared crust-lined tartlet pans.

Place filled tartlets onto foil-covered baking sheet for easy clean-up.  Now, arrange the pecan halves on top of each tartlet.  Bake at 350F degrees until golden on edges and set in the center, about 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, then chill overnight so tartlets are fully set.

Happy National Pie Day 2014!


  1. I just pinned this one. This combines three of my favorite things:

    and pie.

    Ta da!

    1. On my list, too! Ta-da!

      Happy weekend,

  2. Your pie sounds wonderful! The only good Pecan Pie we can get here is at the Famous Daves restaurant. But, my hubby loves it, I will make this for him one day!

    1. Never tried Famous Dave's pecan pie, but I'm sure these are just as yummy!

      Happy weekend,

  3. Replies
    1. Yeah, with your sweetie-PIE!

      Happy weekend,

  4. Oh my goodness that looks so good! Just printed your recipe! Thanks for sharing Kelley!

    1. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did, Kelly!

      Happy pieways,

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