I was already planning on making a pecan pie the week before Thanksgiving, but hadn’t decided on which recipe to use. I looked at a few possibilities, but then I saw that pecan pie was on the TWD schedule for December, so the decision was made for me! Dorie says this is her favorite pecan pie, and it’s a twist on a classic pecan pie. It has espresso powder (I used coffee) and chocolate chips. I have always been a fan of chocolate and espresso together, so I was pretty sure I would like this. And…I was right! This was a delicious pie! I increased the chocolate chips (I’m not sure by how much- I just added a few extra handfuls!) and kept the espresso amount the same, but next time I would probably increase the amount. I thought the espresso was too subtle. This was a great pie though, and I can see why Dorie likes it so much. I’m starting to experiment with gluten free versions of traditional pie crusts, and I tried a recipe from Whole Foods for this one. It wasn’t quite what I was looking for (and now I know that I need to stay away from tapioca and rice flour…I’m just not crazy about the taste), but I’m sure that I’ll make many more pies and experiment with more recipes :) Thanks to Beth for choosing this pie for TWD!
Posted on December 22, 2009 by Erin