Chocolate Pecan Praline Pie

When I was a child, my mother would often entertain. This was one of her favorite desserts to serve her guests.

Meringue Shell Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of maple and vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of finely chopped pecans

Beat egg white until frothy. Add salt and cream of tarter. Beat until peaks, add sugar gradually, and beat until glossy. Fold in extracts. Spread in 9 in. buttered pie pan and bake at 300 for 55 minutes. Leave in oven overnight.

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp maple and vanilla extracts
  • 2 egg whites and 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Melt chocolate chips and add egg yolks. Stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Blend until smooth. Beat egg whites until soft peaks. Add sugar and beat until stiff. Add extracts and fold in chocolate mixture. Pour into shell. Refrigerate.

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