Chocolate Walnut Pie

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What would Thanksgiving be without pie?! I am one of those people who thinks that pie is superior to cake, and I love how pie takes center stage on Thanksgiving. I believe that you need to serve at least two pies on Thanksgiving and that one needs to be a fruit pie (like apple or pumpkin) and the second needs to involve chocolate.

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This Walnut Chocolate Pie is a delicious option. It has a lighter texture with chunks of walnuts. It’s definitely on the sweeter side but the slight bitterness from the chocolate balances it out. You can taste just a hint of the bourbon.

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This recipe is really easy. It’s one of those pie recipes that just involves mixing up some ingredients, pouring them into a frozen pie crust, and baking it. Thanksgiving already involves so much baking, take advantage of this quick and easy recipe.

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I recommend warming this pie up in the oven before serving. It tastes better when the chocolate has melted. This pie pairs wonderfully with caramel ice cream.

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Chocolate Walnut Pie
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Frozen Deep Dish Pie Crust (Pillsbury makes these)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons Bourbon
  • ⅛ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • ¾ cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, bourbon, salt, and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on a medium speed for 1 minute. Then stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  2. Pour into the pie crust.
  3. Bake for 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until the center sets.

Adapted from Pillsbury.

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  • Mmmmm… this sounds lovely! I just love chocolate and walnuts – so what’s not to love? Plus, I see there is bourbon – a winner in my book 😉 Thanks so much for the recipe!

    • thekittchen

      Thanks! And yes… all baked goods need a touch of bourbon 😉

  • Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up.

  • Janet Annas Vinyard

    Sounds wonderful! I agree with your idea about serving 2 different pies at Thanksgiving! Thanks for this recipe! Blessings, Janet

    • thekittchen

      The more pies the better!

  • That pie looks amazing!

  • Create With Joy

    Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe at Create With Joy – congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at this week’s Inspire Me Monday party!

    • thekittchen

      Thank you so much!!!!

  • Quinn Caudill (Dad Whats 4 Din

    Pies are Thanksgiving. Looks Yummy! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Throwback Thursday. Pinned and shared!

  • Amanda

    You had me at Chocolate Walnut…Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday!

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