Recipe by Steve P.
Recipe originally from Nathalie Dupree's Comfortable Entertaining. This is a variation of a classic pecan pie recipe with the addition of chocolate. It is very easy to assemble, but it takes 45 to 50 minutes to bake.
Top Review by yooper
This was so easy to make, and the end result was delicious. I like pecan pie, but sometimes find it cloyingly sweet. I think the chocolate helped to tame the sweetness. I served this with cool whip. This would be a wonderful twist on the classic pecan pie for a holiday meal!
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell, made from basic pie pastry
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted and allowed to cool
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups broken walnuts
- garnish whipped cream (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a heavy pot on low heat.
- Pour it evenly into the unbaked pie shell.
- In a large bowl, mix the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, and vanilla well.
- Stir in the walnuts.
- Pour the mixture into the chocolate-lined pie shell and bake until the filling is set, 45 to 50 minutes.
- Remove to a rack and let cool.
- The pie may be made ahead several days, or frozen for up to 3 months.
- Serve with whipped cream if desired.