After two months of adaptation to the UK lifestyle, I can finally show you a new recipe. But before that, I want to thank all of you who waited patiently for me to return. I promise that from now on, I will be more consistent.
Today’s recipe is for an amazing Pecan pie which has a hint of chocolate and orange flavors. I really like this combination and I think it’s a great alternative to the traditional pie.
In most of the recipes for a Pecan pie there is corn syrup included. I know from experience that this ingredient is not available everywhere in the world and especially in my home country – Bulgaria. That’s why I decided not to include it and to create a recipe that is fool proof and still achieves great result.
I know that some people ask whether they can use either pecans, or walnuts for this kind of pie and my answer is – yes, definitely! I find that both nuts are quite similar and there’s not a big difference considering the flavor.
However, I wanted to make a twist with classic recipe and that’s why I added some chocolate chips and candied orange peel. The smell coming out of the oven during the baking was incredible and I strongly recommend you to give it a try!
Orange Chocolate Pecan Pie
Igredients for a 8-inch-pie dish
ready-made pie dough
100g brown sugar
50g caster sugar
50g melted butter
30ml fresh orange juice
pinch of salt
100g chocolate chips
50g candied orange peel, choped
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Roll the dough to a 4-5mm thickness and line it in a pie plate. Chill until needed.
Beat eggs, both kinds of sugar, melted butter, orange juice, flour and salt together.
Choose 16 whole pecan nuts for decoration and set them aside.
Roughly chop the rest and add to the egg mixture.
Sprinkle the chopped candied orange peel and chocolate chips evenly over the unbaked pie crust.
Carefully pour over the egg mixture and decorate the top with whole nuts.
Bake the pie for 10 minutes on 190°C, then reduce the oven to 175°C and bake for another 30-35 minute. The edges should be golden brown and the center should be set.
Cool completely before cutting, preferably overnight.
It is best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.