I picked up a Southern Living magazine at my parent's house last week and there was a beautiful pecan pie on the front and I instantly wanted it. It wasn't your traditional pecan pie though. No, this pie had chocolate and homemade salted caramel and in my opinion, there are not many combinations better than chocolate and salted caramel so I obviously had to make it!
Saturday, when Zach headed to the lake with my dad, I had the perfect excuse to do some baking! And this pie didn't stand a chance (it was gone by Tuesday night). The chocolate filling reminded me of a gooey, fudgy brownie. After the pecans were arranged on top, the salted caramel was poured over and soaked into the chocolate and made it even gooier. I don't know if gooier is a word, but for this pie, I'm making it a word. It was absolutely nothing like a traditional pecan pie, so there's no comparing them, but it was so delicious. It was very rich, but nothing a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or a cold glass of milk couldn't handle ;) Zach, however, was not a fan. How I married someone who doesn't really like chocolate is beyond me. But that just means more for me, right? (Don't worry, I had help eating this pie)
If you love chocolate, salted-caramel, and pecans, do yourself a favor and
LOOK at those little pools of warm salted-caramel *drools*
Salted-Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie
(from Southern Living)