I'm working on Thanksgiving, so the pie preparations must begin early! This recipe actually came from an American Way magazine that Cornell found on one of his flights. Super easy! (Believe me, I actually just made four of these!) It does make a large amount of pie filling, so definitely buy the deep dish variety, and maybe even some mini crusts for any leftovers you will probably have. This will totally satisfy your sweet tooth.
GERMAN CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE
via Texas Pie Kitchen & American Way Magazine
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
3 tablespoons softened butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup (plus a handful for topping) chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 unbaked pie shell
Mix first 5 ingredients together until smooth. Add coconut, chocolate chips, & pecans to combine thoroughly. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle top of pie with handful of chocolate chips for topping. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.