Monday, January 24, 2011

Chocolate Pecan Pie

This Thanksgiving, my children discovered that they really liked pecan pie! But they also really like their Daddy's famous candy bar pie. So we joked about making a pecan candy bar pie by melting a candy bar on top of a pecan pie. Well, apparently the idea intrigued the Professor, so when it came time for his birthday, he asked if there was such a thing or something similar and low and behold... there is!

This is the recipe I used with my notes in blue

Chocolate Pecan Pie

1 deep dish pie shell (I admit, I used a frozen one. Do whatever you like but it has to be deep dish or else split it into two regular pies.)
3/4 C. white sugar
1 C. light corn syrup (I used a smidge less only because it was all I had.)
1 stick of butter
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chunks (I don't see why you couldn't use chips.)
2 C. chopped pecans (most recipes I saw only called for 1 C. of pecans but we like lots of pecans!)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pour chocolate chunks into pie crust (still frozen) until you completely cover the bottom in a single layer. (I used about half a small bag.) In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Melt over medium heat, stirring constantly until the butter melts and the sugar is dissolved. Set aside and let cool.

In a large bowl, combine eggs, salt and vanilla. (OK, some people say you can add some bourbon or Kahlua to your pie if you want a more grown up taste, anywhere from 2 to 4 tablespoons. I opted not to since I didn't have anything on hand and this was for the children, but did add a tiny splash of rum extract, maybe 1/2 a tsp.) Mix well. Slowly pour sugar mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture over chocolate in pie crust. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until set. Can serve warm, room temp, or chilled.


  1. Oh my! Totally fat free, right?! Personally, I prefer these vein clogging dishes to those silly fat free ones :)

  2. Oh, no... this looks dangerous!!
    (and scrumptious!)

  3. Oh yummy, chocolate makes everything even better. I have a linky party on my blog every Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.


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