A pie is the perfect Southern touch after a filling meal. This decadent Fudge Pie is one of our favorites, and is made with semi-sweet chocolate and pecans. And what if we told you that most of the work that goes into this dessert recipe involves the microwave? You heard that right. You use your trusty microwave to melt the chocolate morsels and butter into evaporated milk, and this chocolatey mixture (that looks tasty enough to drink!) becomes the warm base that you’ll mix the rest of the ingredients into before throwing it all into the pie shell! Go ahead and get that frozen unbaked piecrust shell—we’re looking to make this pie your easiest one yet. When this pretty pie comes out of the oven, you’ll be thinking it looks a lot like your Thanksgiving pecan pie at first glance. But as soon as you slice into the decadent dessert, the oozing chocolate inside will put those thoughts to rest. We suggest serving a slice of this ooey-gooey favorite with a healthy scoop of ice cream. Pro tip: If you've got some extra ingredients, try making two pies and then sharing one with a friend or giving as a hostess gift. You’ll put everyone else to shame! It’s almost too easy and too delicious…almost.
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (9-inch) frozen unbaked piecrust shell
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°. Microwave the first 3 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, whisking at 30-second intervals.
Whisk sugar and flour into the chocolate mixture. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour the mixture into pie shell.
Bake at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes before serving. Serve with ice cream.