As far as the directions go, I'd give a technical score of 3 stars. There are a few things I would like to add to the directions: Melt the chocolate (at 50% power in the microwave) and add 1 1/2 Tbl. butter in pieces, stirring to blend. Pour the chocolate into the bottom of a 9" DEEP DISH pie crust, and refrigerate. (If you want a more subtle chocolate taste, I suggest cutting it to 1 cup choc + 1T butter for a thin layer in the pie - I'll do this next time). Then in a bowl, beat the sugar and butter first, then add the other things, pouring the corn syrup while you are mixing. Bake in a hot oven on a cookie sheet. I preferred having a soft layering of chocolate under the pecan layer which would be easy to slice hot or cool. Baking: after 50 minutes, the crust was very brown but the center was not set, so I had to cover it with foil. Then it cooked quickly.
As far as taste: it was very rich, very sweet, and very good with vanilla ice cream! I can't complain about the richness or sweetness, because what pecan pie isn't? It got the taste test award after Thanksgiving dinner! Artistic score: 5 stars
So overall? 4 stars, but now that I know what to do, this will become a traditional pie for holidays worth 5 stars.
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As far as the directions go, I'd give a technical score of 3 stars. There are a few things I...