Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

I love pecans, and I love chocolate. My pecan pie is one of my absolute favorite pie recipes. Up until my first pregnancy, I was allergic to nuts. Once I discovered that my immune system had changed enough and I had outgrown my allergies, I began cooking with pecans galore! For Thanksgiving this year, I decided to modify my original pecan pie recipe into a chocolate pecan pie. If you love chocolate and pecans like me, you are sure to love my newest holiday recipe.


Pie crust

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of cold water

Pie filling

  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of miniature chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the flour and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add the vegetable oil.
  4. Mix until the crust particles are the size of small peas.
  5. Sprinkle in the water until all of the crust mixture is moistened and cleans the side of bowl.
  6. Gather the crust pastry into a ball. Do not overwork the dough.
  7. Flatten the crust pastry in the bottom of an ungreased 8-inch glass pie pan.
  8. Mold the pie crust around the edge of the pie pan.
  9. Combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup or maple syrup, and salt for the filling in a medium saucepan.
  10. Heat until boiling. Stir frequently.
  11. Add the pecans and vanilla to the brown sugar mixture.
  12. Boil for 1 minute.
  13. Remove the pecan mixture from the heat.
  14. Lightly beat the eggs for the filling.
  15. Fold the eggs into the pecan mixture.
  16. Quickly fold the chocolate chips into the filling mixture.
  17. Immediately pour the warm filling into the hot pie crust.
  18. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  19. Allow the chocolate pecan pie to cool.
  20. Serve the chocolate pecan pie warm or cold.
  21. Refrigerate any uneaten chocolate pecan pie.

Pie Crust for Chocolate Pecan Pie Pecans for Chocolate Pecan Pie

Hot Filling for Chocolate Pecan Pie Chocolate Chips for Chocolate Pecan Pie

Baking the Chocolate Pecan Pie Chocolate Pecan Pie


Image Credits

Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe © 2018 Heather Johnson
Pie Crust for Chocolate Pecan Pie © 2018 Heather Johnson
Pecans for Chocolate Pecan Pie © 2018 Heather Johnson
Hot Filling for Chocolate Pecan Pie © 2018 Heather Johnson
Chocolate Chips for Chocolate Pecan Pie © 2018 Heather Johnson
Baking the Chocolate Pecan Pie © 2018 Heather Johnson
Chocolate Pecan Pie © 2018 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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