This chocolate pecan pie was one of the classics at my grandma’s every Thanksgiving. The warm melted chocolate emphasized the rich and creamy texture of this filling, while the pecans contrast it nicely with a slight crunch. Together they make a delicious dessert that is both decadent and comforting.
Smooth, Crunchy, and Rich
This recipe is fun to make and can be thrown together very quickly! Start out with an uncooked Pie Crust, as always I recommend trying this delicious homemade pie crust recipe. Store bought crusts can be used if you’re pressed for time, but nothing beats the taste of homemade.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine 3 beaten Eggs with 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract and 2 tablespoons melted Butter. Next, mix in ½ cup Sugar and 1 cup Corn Syrup. This will make the mixture very thick, be sure to mix in all of the sugar, and not let it settle on the bottom. Then, add in ½ cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips. You can substitute dark chocolate if you like, but for me semi-sweet is just right. Finally, mix 1 ½ cup Pecan halves and stir to combine all ingredients evenly.
The filling for this is an interesting texture. The pecans and chocolate chips will basically be suspended in a thick, semi-fluid mixture. Pour this into to unbaked pie crust and remember to cover the edges of the crust with tin foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 50 minutes, removing the foil for the last 5 – 10 minutes to let the edges brown.
Let the pie cool for at least an hour. Because of the eggs, the center of the pie will be raised up towards the end of baking, but it will settle as the pie cools.
Keep an eye on it towards the end. With all the chocolate mixed in it’s easy to get a very dark looking top on this recipe. As you can see in the picture, I left mine in for a minute or so too long. If you’d like, melt a little extra chocolate to drizzle across the top of the pie or over individual slices.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
3 Eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
½ cup Sugar
1 cup Corn Syrup
½ cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1 ½ cup Pecan Halves
1 unbaked Pie Crust
Combine beaten Eggs, Vanilla, and melted butter in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in Sugar and Corn Syrup, mixing until well combined. Add in Chocolate Chips and Pecan Halves, stirring until the pieces are evenly suspended. Pour mixture into an unbaked Pie Crust and bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 50 minutes. Let cool 1 hour.
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