If you’re a fan of pecans, you’ll go nuts about two upcoming holidays Tuesday, August 20 is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day; Wednesday, August 21 is National Pecan Torte Day.
Delightful Pastries is celebrating at all three of its locations (Chicago French Market, N. Wells St., and Jefferson Park) by offering their delicious Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie ($5.25/mini pie; $25/8-inch pie) by executive pastry chef and owner Dobra Bielinski. Delightful Pastry also has the Chocolate Pecan Pie available without Bourbon.
Forget about guilt! Pecans contain zinc, which boosts testosterone and zinc is the reason people think oysters are aphrodisiacs. On the mood for a slice now?
Most pecan pie recipes call for a mix of eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, salt and syrup or molasses poured into a pastry shell. Adding melting chocolate or bourbon are popular variations of the classic.
Delightful Pastries’s gives it a welcoming twist, adding bittersweet chocolate and bourbon to make a perfect pie for any occasion. Want to make it yourself? Scroll down for the secret recipe.
5927 W. Lawrence Ave
1710 N. Wells St.
Chicago French Market
131 N. Clinton Ave.
Delightful Pastries’ chocolate pecan bourbon pie
By: Executive Pastry Chef & Owner, Dobra Bielinski
6 ounces butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 ounces pecan halves
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 9-inch pie shell
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar till smooth. Add the corn syrup and molasses, then the flour and mix well.
Beat in the eggs one by one, scraping down after each egg; add the vanilla extract and salt. Fold the pecans and chocolate by hand, add the bourbon.
Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, till the top is dry and the filling is barely jiggling. Let cool. 8 servings.