Thursday, April 24, 2014

North Carolina Tar Heel Pie

This is one of my favorite go to pies.  What's not to like, with ingredients such as chocolate, coconut and pecans.  Slightly under baked, served with vanilla ice-cream. Yum!!!

1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans-(toast pecans prior to mixing 6-8 minutes) at 325'.
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 (9") deep dish pie crust, unbaked

Preheat oven to 350'.
In a large bowl, pour warm melted butter over 3/4 cup chocolate chips and stir until smooth.
Mix together flour, brown sugar, and white sugar, then stir into chocolate mixture.
Stir in eggs and vanilla, the fold in pecans, coconut, and 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
Pour into pie crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Top should be set, and may crack slightly, but the pie is best if under-baked.
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