Chocolate-Pecan Pie: Perfect Dessert Done Easy

Food & Party 10

chocolate pecan piePumpkin pie is the star dessert of Thanksgiving season, and while it's fine, chocolate pie is divine.

The sweet and salty combination of pecans along with chocolate all together in a flaky crust is amazing.

This is my go-to dessert no matter the season. It always turns out perfectly, and with the exception of a few people who just don't like nuts, it's always a huge hit ... even outshining the pumpkin pie at times.

Here's a recipe I clipped long ago from The Washington Post food section and have made countless times since:

  • Pastry crust for a 10-inch pie (I use a frozen one, but you can make your own if you like)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place pie dough in pan.

Whisk the eggs together to blend, add in sugars, flour, and salt and whisk until smooth. Then add the melted butter and vanilla.

Stir in pecans and chocolate.

Pour into the prepared pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking until the filling is set -- about 30 minutes longer.


Image via pbody/Flickr


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MomIWant MomIWant

YUMMMMMMMM!

Beths... Bethsunshine

This sounds delicious!!~

KTMOM KTMOM

that looks sooooo good right now.

Madel... MadelynMc

I have tried to make this soooo many times and almost every time it didn't set in the middle. I don't recall adding flour, do you think that's why? Anyway, it came out right once and it was delicious.

Carey... Carey2006

Not one for pecan pie

Simpl... Simplicity3

My husband loves pecan pie. 

tazdvl tazdvl

Have never cared for pecan pie.

Wyldb... Wyldbutterfly

I'm making this right now and I'm far from happy! It's been in for the right amount of time plus some. It's crispy on top and it's NOT setting! I followed the directions to a TEE! I'm a bit upset at spending 11 dollars on pecans and chocolate chips for something that is BUNK!!! 

nonmember avatar Laura

Wonderful! I followed the directions exactly and it was perfect. I added this to my normal repetoire of pumpkin and pear-mince pies, and the crowd went wild. Thanks so much for a new addition to my holiday traditions.

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