August 20, 2013

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

"After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers." - Emily Luchetti

It's National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day!

Chocolate. Pecan. Pie. Until today I had never heard of such a dessert. Is this something that's common in places outside of New England? Is it just pecan pie with a squirt of chocolate sauce on top? Is it a pecan pie inside a chocolate pie crust? Is it simply adding chocolate chips to your pecan pie topping or pecan pie gel (the stuff under the pecan crust)? Is it gooey brownies or chocolate chip cookies and pecan pie gel baked together inside one crust? Is it pecan pie gel baked then topped with a layer of chocolate cream pie and whipped cream?!

I think no matter how you choose to celebrate today, it's going to be a success (especially if you can somehow manage to also sneak in some bourbon - another popular pecan pie addition - in there, too!).

Happy National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day!