Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie



  1. For the crust:
  2. Mix flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor or blender. Add butter and pulse until a coarse meal forms. Slowly blend in just enough ice water to form moist clumps. Gather the dough into a ball and divide in half (you can use a kitchen scale if you want them to be perfectly even). Form dough into 2 balls and gently flatten into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. For fillings and assembly:
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
  5. On a generously floured surface roll dough out and into a large circle; about 1/8" in thickness. Carefully fold in 4 and transfer to a 9-in. pie plate; unfold and fit it into the plate. Trim the edges to about a 1/2 inch over the rim of the plate, then fold or flute the edges to your liking.
  6. Line the pie crust with a double layer of aluminum foil, then fill with pie weights or uncooked rice.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden brown. Remove foil and weights and bake for 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 375 degrees (F).
  8. In a microwave or double-boiler, melt chocolates in a large heat-proof bowl; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature, then whisk in milk, egg, egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Fold in pecans.
  9. Pour chocolate filling into the crust and bake for 15 - 18 minutes, or until center is set. Cool for at least 30 minutes on a wire rack.
  10. While the pie is cooling, make your coconut topping!
  11. In a small heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, half and half and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat.
  12. Place egg yolks in a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot cream mixture into the yolks to temper the mixture, then return everything to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook 2-3 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly; the mixture will thicken during this time. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and vanilla; cool 10 minutes.
  13. Pour coconut mixture over chocolate filling and sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before cutting into slices and serving.

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