Chocolate Pecan Cobbler Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Served at Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show at Gaylord Opryland Resort
6 tablespoons butter
1 ¾ cups sugar, divided
1 cup self-rising flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, plus 4 tablespoons
½ cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup toffee bits
1 ½ cups boiling water
Caramel Whipped Cream (recipe follows)
Ice cream and chopped pecans, for serving

Caramel Whipped Cream:
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons caramel syrup


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. put the butter in an 8x8 inch baking dish and put the dish in the oven until the butter is melted (3-4 minutes). Remove the baking dish from the oven and set aside. In a medium bowl combine ¾ cup of the sugar, flour and 2 tablespoons of cocoa. Add the milk and vanilla, whisking until smooth. Pour over the melted butter in the baking dish. In a separate medium bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup of sugar, remaining 4 tablespoons of cocoa, the pecans and toffee bits; sprinkle evenly over the sugar mixture. Slowly pour boiling water over the top of the cobbler. Bake until top of the cobbler looks set (about 40-50 minutes). Serve warm with Caramel Whipped Cream, ice cream and pecans, if desired.
To make the Caramel Whipped Cream:
Combine the cream and sugar in a medium bowl and beat with a whisk or beater until soft peaks form. Add the caramel syrup and lightly fold together.


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