Dessert, Random

Ancho Chili Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is our go-to pie.  No.  It isn’t sugar-free or dairy-free or wheat-free, but we still eat it guilt-free once a year and it is pretty much the only pie we crave.  The ancho chili brings out the flavor of the chocolate, kind of like a mole sauce. It’s not hot-spicy. My kids love it.

We ran across a version of this at a local Ztejas restaurant.  They even had an incomplete recipe on their site.  We loved the sweet heat and fiddled around with ingredients until we got it just right.  The original recipe called for walnuts and pecans.  I use either or both, depending what I have, but pecans seem more Thanksgiving-y.