Chocolate Pecan Pie

The ultimate dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas – CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE! This is superbly yummy, easy to make, and looks so pretty, too! No corn syrup but pure chocolate deliciousness!

 

Chocolate Pecan Pie

 

Ok, I wanted 2013 to end with a big bang and I also wanted to welcome 2014 with something big, therefore I have decided to write this delicious recipe as my final post for the year.

 

Chocolate Pecan Pie

 

I love nuts and chocolate, so it is but appropriate to make a dessert that has both – CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE!

 

The ultimate dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas - CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE! This is superbly yummy, easy and looks so pretty, too!

 

I honestly don’t know if there’s anything else that sounds as yummy as that combination! I leave that judgment to you so without further ado, here’s a super-scrumptious dessert that is the fitting end to what has been a truly wonderful year for blogging!

 

Chocolate Pecan Pie

 

Thank you so much dear readers for your continued support and loyalty to our blog. I wouldn’t still be blogging if not for your amazing help and encouragement. I hope you enjoyed all the posts of 2013 as much as I enjoyed writing each and every one of them.

 

The ultimate dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas - CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE! This is superbly yummy, easy and looks so pretty, too!

 

Looking forward to 2014 and beyond!

 

 

Make it soon and wow your family and friends with the most delicious chocolate pecan pie!

 

 

 

FOR FULL RECIPE & INSTRUCTIONS and to PRINT, SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW.

NOTES ON INGREDIENTS FOR CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE.

FOR THE CRUST

Ingredients

  • All-purpose Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt – preferably sea salt, if you can find it.
  • Unsalted butter – sliced into 8 parts
  • Cold water (ice water)
  • Pecans – finely chopped

*If pressed for time, a store-bought pie crust may be substituted.

Handy tool: Food processor and/or pastry blender

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE – Steps by Steps.

How to Make the pie crust –  either manually or through a food processor.

In a food processor, place the flour, sugar and salt and pulse just until everything is combined.  Add the cold butter and process a few times until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the cold water slowly through the feed tube as the machine is running, a tablespoon at a time, just until the dough is moistened (not wet). Transfer to a floured board and add the pecans. Knead a few times just until all of the pecans are incorporated. Form the dough into a ball and slightly flatten into a disk.

 

 

Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-in. pie or tart pan. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Prick the dough a few times with a fork. 

 

 

To make it by hand,  combine  the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Cut in the cold butter by using a pastry cutter/blender or two knives and work on it until the mixture resembles small crumbs. Gradually add water and mix just until the dough holds together.  Transfer to a floured board then follow the above instructions on how to add pecans and roll the dough.

Don’t wish to make pie crust from scratch? Use a pre-made pie crust and simply roll out onto the pie pan. 

Preheat the oven to 350F. Bake the pie crust for 5 minutes. Take out of the oven (but do not turn the oven off) and set aside to cool slightly. Make the pie filling.

FOR THE PIE FILLING

Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter, melted
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt –  preferably Sea Salt, if you can find it.
  • Eggs – room temperature
  • Vanilla extract
  • Dark Chocolate (60-70 % Cocoa),  not the baking kind but a good quality bar chocolate, melted
  • Pecans

Procedure

In a bowl, mix the melted butter, sugar, and salt. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and the chocolate and quickly stir to combine.

Pour the mixture into the prepared crust. Arrange the pecans in a circular pattern.

 

 

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are set though the middle may still be jiggly. Cool completely before slicing. Please enjoy!

 

The ultimate dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas - CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE! This is superbly yummy and looks so pretty, too! | manila spoon.com

 

The ultimate dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas – CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE! This is superbly yummy, easy to make, and looks so pretty, too! No corn syrup but pure chocolate deliciousness!

 

The ultimate dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas - CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE! This is superbly yummy and looks so pretty, too! | manilaspoon.com

 

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Chocolate Pecan Pie
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Chocolate Pecan Pie

The ultimate dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas – CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE! This is superbly yummy, easy to make, and looks so pretty, too! No corn syrup but pure chocolate deliciousness!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Pecan Pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) cold unsalted butter sliced into 8 parts
  • 2-3 tbsp cold water
  • ¼ cup Pecans finely chopped

For the Chocolate Pie Filling

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted Butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown Sugar
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla extract
  • 5 oz dark eating chocolate bar (60-70% Cocoa), melted
  • 2 cups Pecans

Instructions

For the Pie Crust

Using a Food Processor

  1. In a food processor, place the flour, sugar and salt and pulse just until everything is combined. Add the cold butter and process a few times until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the cold water slowly through the feed tube as the machine is running, a tablespoon at a time, just until the dough is moistened (not wet). Transfer to a floured board and add the pecans. Knead a few times just until all of the pecans are incorporated. Form the dough into a ball and slightly flatten into a disk.

By Hand

  1. To make it by hand,  combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Cut in the cold butter by using a pastry cutter/blender or two knives and work on it until the mixture resembles small crumbs. Gradually add water and mix just until the dough holds together.  Transfer to a floured board then follow the above instructions on how to add pecans and roll the dough.

  2. Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-in. pie or tart pan. Butter a 9-inch pie or tart pan. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Prick the dough a few times with a fork.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Bake the pie crust for 5 minutes. Take out of the oven (but do not turn the oven off) and set aside to cool slightly. Make the pie filling.

  4. ​​Don’t wish to make pie crust from scratch? Use a pre-made pie crust and simply roll out onto the pie pan.

For the Chocolate Pie Filling

  1. In a bowl, mix the melted butter, sugar, and salt. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and the chocolate and quickly stir to combine.
  2. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust. Arrange the pecans in a circular pattern.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are set though the middle may still be jiggly. Cool completely before slicing. Please enjoy!

Recipe Notes

TIPS & TRICKS

Use pure sea salt if you can find it. 

If pressed for time, a store-bought pie crust may be substituted. It works well, too and I have tried it with one.

Handy tool to have: Food processor and/or pastry blender

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 2, 2014 / 1:11 am

    Add some coconut and you'll have a German Chocolate Pie

    • January 9, 2014 / 2:58 am

      That sounds delicious! I should try that next time. Thanks for the tip.

  2. January 2, 2014 / 2:00 am

    G'day and YUM! Great photo and combines two of my faves…chocolate and pecans…trying this right now would make my day!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • January 9, 2014 / 2:59 am

      I wish I could send at least a slice or two to you, Joanne. Please enjoy.

  3. Karen Burke
    December 8, 2019 / 6:53 am

    Pecan pie is not a favorite but the chocolate in this makes me want to try it . . . with a little caramel swirled in. Yummm !

    • abigail
      Author
      December 8, 2019 / 7:01 am

      Karen, I just made this again yesterday for our Christmas party with some friends and it was well-loved so hope you try it. Thanks!

  4. Kerri Jantzen
    October 17, 2021 / 1:44 am

    4 stars
    Even better if you throw a little bourbon in it prior to baking. I don’t drink, since I celebrated 20 years sober earlier this year, but the alcohol cooks off leaving only the taste…

    • abigail
      Author
      October 18, 2021 / 7:10 pm

      Hi Kerri, You have to try it first without bourbon because it’s truly so good! It’s slightly salted which makes it so yummy because of the flavor contrasts going on. However, I can imagine how yummy this would be with bourbon too and perhaps I will try that soon. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Tina
    October 17, 2021 / 10:54 am

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this pie recipe I do love chocolate and love pecan. The pie was delicious and the crust was outstanding. Thank you for sharing your crust recipe as well. I will use that in all my pies now I think the crust makes the pie. Again thank you so much for sharing this yummy recipe. I am going to use it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know my kids will love it thank you Tina

    • abigail
      Author
      October 18, 2021 / 7:08 pm

      Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed this as this is my favorite Thanksgiving pie! I make it a few times in November and will make it again soon. Such a keeper. Thanks for letting us know.

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