East Texas Chocolate Pecan Pie

1 9-inch pie shell; unbaked
1 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
2 eggs; lightly beaten
½ cup unsalted butter or oleo; melted
3 tablespoons bourbon or 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 6-ounce package chocolate chips
1 cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces; finely chopped
1 recipe Whipped Cream

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine sugar and cornstarch; beat in eggs; mix in butter, bourbon, chocolate chips and pecans. Pour into pie shell.
3. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Cool completely.
4. Serve with Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream
½ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon bourbon or ½ teaspoon vanilla and

1. In a small bowl beat cream with powdered sugar to soft peaks.
2. Add teaspoon bourbon vanilla and beat to stiff peaks

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