New Orleans Chocolate Pecan Pie

1 9-inch pie shell; unbaked
4 ounces Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate or 4 squares Baker’s Semi-sweet Chocolate; broken into pieces
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 can light or dark corn syrup
3 eggs; slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1¼ cups Pecan Valley Pecan Halves

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Microwave chocolate and margarine in microwave bowl on high 1 to 2 minutes or until margarine is melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
3. Stir in sugar, syrup, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into pie shell.
4. Bake in a preheated oven for 50 minutes or until filling is firm 2 inches from the edge. Cool on a wire rack.

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