1 Everything Pie Crust in a 9" pie pan PAR BAKED
1 1/2 cups pecan, chopped or halved
4 T butter
6 ounces chocolate, (bittersweet or milk chocolate, all depends on how sweet you want your pie)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup light corn syrup (store bought or homemade)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Spread the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, stirring once. Transfer the pecans to a plate.
Melt the butter with the chocolate, (double boiler on the stove-top or in the microwave).
Stir until blended and smooth.
Scrape the chocolate mixture into a medium bowl and add the brown sugar.
Stir in the eggs, corn syrup, vanilla and salt, then stir in the pecans.
Pour the filling into the pie shell and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until set in the center.
Let the pie cool completely-- ideally refrigerate overnight.