Yesterday we had our first ever barn Holiday party complete with a Dirty Santa swap. I hosted the event which was fairly easy since everything was handled via email. Everyone brought their favorite dish and I've got to say there were some amazing Oreo Truffles. I ate 6.
The whole event was a blast we're extremely fortunate to be at a barn where everyone does get along and there isn't any drama and we all enjoy the same kind of wine. We're a small barn there are only 11 boarders and 3 Owner horses. No lessons or visiting riders. Just us, I think it really allows everyone to relax and there is very very little judgement at our barn. We're also home to 5 OTTB's which continues to feed my obsession.
I brought a green-bean casserole/stuffing/gravy/ and a Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. Everything was a hit we all left completely stuffed but the star was definitely the pie. I baked it a mere 2 hours before the party and it was that perfect gooey rich texture that you just moan when it hits your mouth. So today it's my Sunday Recipe to share with everyone. Let me know what you think!
What you need:
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/4 white 1/4 brown)
- 1 cup corn syrup (use a little less)
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 melted butter
- 3 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Plain pastry shell
- 1 cup Pecans
I measured most everything by eyesight and it came out fine. So if you need to deviate feel free!
- Preheat the over to 350/360 depending on your oven's abilities
- In a bowl beat together the 3 eggs then add the sugar mixture and mix well
- Add in the corn syrup/vanilla/salt/ and butter. Mix until smooth
- Place the chocolate chips to where they completely covered the bottom of the pie crust. Layer the pecans on top. The chocolate chips make up your crust bottom, the pecans will rise and be your crust.
- Pour the egg mixture over the pecans and chocolate chips.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes or until crust has completely risen
- Allow to rest for 1 hour - I let mine rest in the fridge. I think it helps the pie set up a bit.
Do you have success with a different recipe? What is your favorite holiday dessert?