Chocolate pecan pie is a great way to dress up a plain old pecan pie with the decadence of chocolate. Enjoy this blend of flavors in a simple pie that will wow.
I have to tell you a story, a yes, sometimes I’m a mean wife story! Last year for Thanksgiving we visited my lovely sister Noelle and her family! It was so much fun! And really nice to see them since it had been a few years.
While we were planning out the meal. Noelle asked Justin what he wanted and he said pecan pie. I have never in my life made pecan pies, I don’t particularly care for pecan pie, and I was under the impression that it was really hard, so I point-blank refused (poor guy!).
My sister decided to compromise, we wouldn’t make one, we’d just buy him his own pecan pie to go along with the other desserts. I felt a little guilty, but he got his pie and was happy.
Just about a month ago, I had an empty pie shell. And that guilt crept right back into my conscience.
You see my husband pretty much eats everything I make and rarely requests something in particular. So, I thought “Well, maybe I should make a pecan pie, just to try it out”.
Then, as I thought more, I realized I could add chocolate to the pie… (you know me and chocolate, it’s a lifetime commitment) and I happen to LOVE nuts with chocolate.
For the first time in my life I REALLY wanted to make a pecan pie. The time had arrived: I would make a pecan pie.
So I Googled, like any good blogger would do, and a Paula Deen recipe popped up and so I thought, well, I will try that! Who would better know how to make a classic pecan pie recipe than Paula Deen, right?
Guess what? It is good.
So good, I made one again on Monday. I was feeling the festive Thanksgiving spirit a little early.
And guess what else?
It is crazy easy! It may be the easiest pie recipe I have ever made.
You know the saying “easy as pie”? It is absolutely true!
What you need to make Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Unbaked pie crust
- Pecan Halves
- Large eggs beaten
- Melted Butter
- Corn syrup
- Chocolate chips (Hershey’s Special Dark is my FAVORITE!)
Variations for Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Brown sugar: Substitute brown sugar for some or all of the granulated sugar for more caramelized flavor.
- Sweetness: Adjust the sweetness by increasing or reducing the amount of sugar or corn syrup.
- Chocolate: Use any kind of chocolate you prefer from milk chocolate to semisweet chocolate chips.
- Crust: Instead of a store-bought crust, make your own pie dough for a homemade pie crust.
- Extract: Substitute almond extract for some or all of the pure vanilla extract.
- Salt: Add just a pinch of salt to bring out the flavors of all of the ingredients.
Serve hot or cold, but I must put in a plug for hot with vanilla ice cream! It is a dream!
Chocolate Pecan Pie
- 1 9- inch Unbaked pie crust
- 2 cups Pecan Halves
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 3 Tbsp Butter melted
- ½ cup corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp vanilla
- 3 oz chocolate chips Hershey’s Special Dark is my FAVORITE!
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cover bottom of pie crust with pecans.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and melted butter. Add the corn syrup, sugar, vanilla and chocolate chips. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Pour mixture into the pie shell over the pecans and place on a heavy-duty cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes. without opening the door, lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for an additional 35-45 minutes or until pie is set. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
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