Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

I had hoped to post this Friday, but it has been a crazy few days, so here it is on your relaxing Sunday!

Do you have a favorite pie? Pecan is one of my top 3, and adding chocolate to it makes it that much better. Maybe you can find a moment to make it, and I hope you do, because it really is a very yummy recipe! I got this one from my mom...

Chocolate Pecan Pie
4 ounces of chocolate chips 
19" pie crust, unbaked
2 tbs. unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
1.5 cups of pecan halves
DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 325 degrees. In double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate and butter. In large bowl with mixer or whisk, beat eggs, corn syrup, sugar, vanilla and salt until blended; beat in chocolate mixture. Stir in pecans; pour into pie crust. Place pie on baking sheet on middle rack of oven; bake about 55 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely at room temp. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.