New Orleans Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie 

Ingredients: – 1 pie crust (store-bought or homemade) – 1 cup pecan halve – 3 large egg – 1 cup light corn syrup – 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar – 1/4 cup bourbon

– 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted – 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/4 teaspoon salt – Optional: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish, crimping the edges as desired. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork to prevent air bubbles. Place the pie dish in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

1. Spread the pecan halves evenly over the bottom of the chilled pie crust. 2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, bourbon, melted butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.

1. Pour the filling mixture over the pecans in the pie crust. 2. Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the filling is set and slightly puffed.

1. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely before slicing. 2. Serve slices of the pie with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.