I'm a sucker for anything with chocolate in it. Or anything resembling a pie or cookie. This is kinda like all three of those things. Yum.
Chocolate and Pecan Dixie Pie
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
1 unbaked pie shell
6 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 cup of chopped walnuts (original recipe calls for pecans)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the bottom of the uncooked pie shell and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and flour, until well blended; add the eggs, one at a time and blend in well. Add the vanilla and walnuts, mix and pour evenly into pie shell on top of the chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, remove and place strips of aluminum foil around the crust edges to prevent overbrowning and continue baking for 30 to 40 (or 25) additional minutes, or until set. Let cool completely (LOL!). Serve plain, with a dollop of whipped cream, or even better, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This is kind of like a chocolate chip pecan pie but much, MUCH easier!