Classic Pecan Pie is great and was always a favourite of mines but when you supercharge it by adding chocolate that's baked in the oven until it's melting and hot as molten lava then suddenly you have a rich, chewy, and decadent pie to die for that's on another level.
If you haven't tried your pecan pie covered in chocolate before then it's your lucky today...
I've handpicked 3 of the most scrumptious, melt in your mouth, and delicious chocolate pecan pie recipes for you to be inspired by and they are all below...
3 Of The Most Delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipes
And what better to start than with a dark chocolate version (my favourite type of chocolate)...
Sally's from Sally's Baking Addiction 'Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie'
Sally's mission with her blog is "to give you the confidence to cook and bake from scratch" and you certainly will want to give baking a try, if you haven't already, after seeing this mouthwatering recipe.
One of the best things about Sally's pecan pie adaptation is that it only uses 9 ingredients, it's sweet without being overly so, and no pre-baking is needed you just add it straight to the oven once prepped.
She also shares a hot tip that the average or newbie baker wouldn't know...
Sallys Tip: Always use room temperature eggs as cold eggs will solidify when mixed with the cold butter.
You can see just from the pictures that this is a pecan pie to die for and the dark chocolate twist (for me dark chocolate, minimum 75% cocoa, beats milk chocolate any day) adds that extra dimension of decadence.
As a dark chocolate connoisseur myself this is a dream come true for me!
See the full Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe here.
Karina From Cafe Delites 'Fudge Chocolate Pecan Pie'
Karina is a "self-confessed balanced foodie sharing some waistline friendly recipes that are full of flavour" which sounds ideal to me.
I'm all for eating desserts regularly but my waistline doesn't thank me for it sadly and neither do my hips.
You can see from here photos just how scrumptious it looks...
Things I Love About Karina's Chocolate Pecan Pie:
- It's a wild mash-up of pecan pie, chocolate fudge, brownies and chocolate pudding.
- There's the option to "spike" it with Bourbon which is right up my street.
- It's incredibly rich and intensely flavoured.
You can see the full recipe here.
Shelly of CookiesAndCups 'Chocolate Pecan Pie'
Shelly is a self confessed butter cream addict who started her blog to justify her sugar addition.
She started cooking with her Grandma as a small child and has never lost her love for it yet, which is great news for us!
The reason her Chocolate Pecan Pie is so delicious is because the melted and molten like chocolate turns it into a rich pudding like texture, and thankfully there's very little prep time which means you won't lose a whole day creating this masterpiece.
Check out this vision of beauty...
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
- Cook Time: 60 Minutes.
- Serves: 10.
- Cooking Method: Oven.
See the full recipe here.
Are You Ready To Bake Chocolate Pecan Pie?
If these 3 Chocolate Pecan Pie recipes and the accompanying pictures don't tempt you to bake a chocolate pecan pie then I don't think anything will.
But if course, you wouldn't be here unless you were committed to making this delicious masterpiece so I probably don't have to convince you.
The great thing about this is you'll definitely have leftovers and popping a slice in the microwave for 30 seconds (be sure to protect the microwave from mess with a microwave cover) to warm it through then topping it with ice cream is the perfect treat after a hard day at work.
So pick one of these recipes, or try them all at different times, and thank me later. 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions About Pecan Pie
Is pecan pie bad for you?
Pecans themselves have healthy attributes but the sugar, butter, and fat content from the pastry plus the chocolate if you turn it into a Chocolate Pecan Pie means it's a decadent dish and not a healthy treat.
What causes a pecan pie to be runny in the middle?
The most likely cause is under baking causing the centre to go runny. Leave it in the oven for at least 60 minutes at a high temperature until the centre is no longer runny.
How do you stop pecan pie crust from sticking to the dish?
Oil or butter the dish before adding the crust to stop sticking and try and ensure your pastry has no holes or cracks to stop the filling running through to the dish.
Can you freeze a chocolate pecan pie?
You can but first allow it to totally cool then put in an airproof bag or wrap tightly in foil before freezing, typically it should be good for up to 3 months but please check it yourself before eating as your freezer may vary.
How long will chocolate pecan pie last in the fridge?
It's best eaten immediately after taking it out the oven whilst still hot and gooey but if you have leftovers you can typically be left in the fridge for a couple of days, just be sure to check it's still fresh before eating.
Can you leave pecan pie out of the fridge overnight?
No, it typically contains eggs and should be refrigerated as soon as it's cooled down after baking to avoid any issues.