Sep 2, 2009

Andy Bay's Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

I didn't grow up eating pecan pie, but it is now one of my personal favorites. And when you combine the flavor of chocolate with pecan pie, it's even better. This recipe comes from my friend Andy.

8 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups light corn syrup
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup butter, melted
About 4 1/2 cups pecans
About 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 8-inch pie shells

Beat together eggs, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Add butter and mix well. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle pie shells with chips until bottom of the shells is covered. Add half of pecan mixture, more chocolate chips, then rest of pecan mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. Makes three 8-inch pies.


  1. Oh, please tell Andy Bay hello. Love him and Ana. It's been so long since I've seen them.

  2. ps--do you have anything for zucchini?? Overflowing here!

  3. Hey Wendy, great to hear from you! I will tell Andy hello. You know Andy is my boss, right? Boss and friend.

    Ummm, as far as zucchini goes, I don't have much to tell you, unfortunately. I'm not a huge fan, so I don't grow it, but I don't dislike it either. But there is usually so much floating around this time of year that it's very easy to come by.

    There are a couple of recipes here that might be useful. One is my mom's recipe for squash casserole. It's easy. Some squash, some green onions, some sour cream, some butter and some bread crumbs. You can check out the recipes if you're interested. Nothing fancy.

    I also used some zucchini just a couple of days ago with one of the salmon recipes on my blog. I put a salmon fillet in a foil pouch with some zucchini, sliced onion, minced garlic, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, butter, lemon pepper, and salt. And then I wrapped the foil up around the whole thing and baked it. Yum!

    And finally, a friend made some lemon zucchini cookies a few weeks ago that I thought were fairly good. I didn't think to get the recipe, but I could ask if you want.

    Please share any good zucchini recipes you come across. Thanks, Wendy!

  4. I didn't know Andy was your boss. Small world. I woule love to try the lemon zuccihni cookies if you think about it. I'll check out the squash recipe too. Thanks!

  5. This is a nostalgic recipe for me as I was served it my first day on the job at PQ. I knew I'd found a like minded crew.