Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chocolate Pecan Pie - Gluten Free, Egg Free, Corn Free

I have heard wonderful things about chocolate pecan pie and always wanted to try one. 
 I finally made time to cook one up before Thanksgiving.  
The results were scrumptious!  
This pie reminded me of a cookie dough pie with nuts.  It was really, really good.  It doesn't taste like the classic pecan pie but it is a great tasting pie within its own rights.  

I will be making this again!  It is now on the list as one of my kids favorites.


1 gluten free pie crust
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup dairy free shortening ( I used Spectrum)
2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flax meal + 6 Tbsp of hot water, let sit for 10 minutes)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup  GF All purpose flour ( I used Better Batter, be sure that your favorite flour has xanthan gum)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups Enjoy Life chocolate chips or mega chunks
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
1 cup pecans whole or chopped, may need more if using whole depending on the size of your pecans to cover the whole pie


Preheat oven to 350˚F

In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar, brown sugar, and shortening.  
Beat in flax eggs, salt, vanilla extract, and flour.  
Stir in chocolate chips and optional coconut.  

Pour batter into pie shell.
Arrange nuts on the top of the batter.

Bake at 350˚F for 30 minutes.

Let cool.  Serve.

**To make extra special, serve with dairy free vanilla ice cream....ooooo yeah!

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