Kahlua Pecan Pie

Ingredients:

1 pastry crust (prepared or homemade)
1/2 cup kahlua
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tblsps flour
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped
3 eggs
pecan halves for garnish

Directions:

Line a 9-inch pie plate with your favorite pastry recipe. Chill. Set oven at 400 degrees. Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, flour. Mix well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in kahlua, corn syrup, evaporated milk, and pecans. Mix well and pour into pie pan. Bake for ten minutes, then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake until firm (about 40 minutes). Chill. When ready to serve, garnish with whipped cream and pecan halves. Serves 8-10.

This is a great pie to eat during the holidays. Feel free to add more kahlua to the recipe, to get you in the holiday spirit!

HELEN ROCHE