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Traditional Pecan Pie Recipe With a Chocolate Twist

Updated on November 29, 2011
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie | Source

Anytime there's a holiday or special occasion, my family asks me to make my "famous chocolate pecan pie".

I quickly learned to make 2 pies instead of just one, because the pie ends up being finished before I even get a piece.

And you will love it that much too!

The original recipe was my mom's and I have modified it to my liking. I love chocolate!

So one year I decided to add it to the recipe and it came out really delicious.

Original Recipe

Traditional pecan pie recipe
Traditional pecan pie recipe | Source
Array of Ingredients
Array of Ingredients | Source

Modified Recipe

  • 9 inch unbaked pie crust
  • 4 eggs
  • Karo light corn syrup
  • Sugar
  • Butter or margarine
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate chips
  • Pecan pieces or halves

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 50 - 65 minutes

Yields: One 9 inch pie

List of Items Needed

1 Pie pan

A large bowl

Whisk or Spatula

Measuring cups and spoons

Mixing dry ingredients
Mixing dry ingredients | Source

Step One:

  • 3/4 cup or 1 cup of sugar

Measure and pour into large bowl.

  • 1/3 Cup butter or margarine

Melt the butter or margarine in a small bowl or glass measuring cup.

It only takes about 30 seconds to melt completely.

Add to the bowl and mix together well.

Butter, sugar, corn syrup, salt and vanilla mixture
Butter, sugar, corn syrup, salt and vanilla mixture | Source

Step Two:

  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla

Measure and add the vanilla to the bowl with the butter and sugar, mix together.

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup light corn syrup

Add the salt and corn syrup to the bowl with the other ingredients. Mix together well with a whisk or spatula.

Adding in the pecans
Adding in the pecans | Source

Step Three:

  • 4 eggs

Gently crack and add the 4 eggs into the large bowl. Beat thoroughly until all the ingredients are mixed together.

Step Four:

  • 1 cup of pecan pieces or halves

I prefer to use pecans pieces or pecan halves because it's easier when your cutting the pie if the pieces are smaller.

Adding the chocolate chips
Adding the chocolate chips | Source

Step Five:

  • 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

The more chocolate you use, the sweeter and darker the pie filing will be.

You can use semisweet chips, milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips.

Stir together until mixed well.

Unroll the unbaked pie crust
Unroll the unbaked pie crust | Source

Step Six:

  • 9 inch pie crust

Now it's time to prepare the pie crust. Start by carefully rolling out the dough over the pie pan.

Cut any excess pie crust that spills over the side of the pie pan.

You can make any design on the crust edges, or you can leave it plain like I did.

Pour pie mixture into pie pan
Pour pie mixture into pie pan | Source

Step Seven:

Pour all ingredients into the pie crust and put in the oven to bake for a total of about 60 minutes.

Tear off a piece of foil big enough to cover the entire pie.

Doing this will keep the crust and top of the pie from burning too quickly.

Quick Tip: Spray one side of the foil with non-stick cooking spray so that it doesn't stick to your topping and mess up the pie.

Pecan Pie with a Chocolate Twist
Pecan Pie with a Chocolate Twist | Source

Step Eight:

Set the timer for 45-50 minutes, then remove the foil and cook for the additional 10-15 minutes.

This will toast the top of the crust and give it that nice golden brown look.

Remove pie from oven and let cool completely. The filling will need to set up for several hours.

Cut, serve and enjoy!


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    • nityanandagaurang profile image


      7 years ago

      very tasty recipe applecsmith,i just continiouly looking at the picture while reading the hub.voted up.

    • arusho profile image


      7 years ago from University Place, Wa.

      Deliciuous pie! I love chocolate too, I will have to try this.

    • avamillicent profile image


      7 years ago

      nomnom! can you send one over to us? :D

    • applecsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Carrie Smith 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      It's definitely delicious, especially if you're a chocolate love like me! Thanks for the comments :)

    • Gypsy48 profile image


      7 years ago

      Mmmmm, this looks sinful, I will definitely have to try it!

    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      This sounds amazing! I'm sure that the addition of chocolate is wonderful.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The combination of pecans and chocolate in your pie sounds and looks delicious! I've bookmarked this hub to add to my Christmas recipe collection. Thanks for sharing.

    • Goonoo Munawwar profile image

      Goonoo Muhammad Munawwar Muazzam 

      7 years ago from Triolet, Mauritius

      This recipe seems too good. I think I'm gonna try it because I like chocolate cakes a lot. Thanks for sharing!

    • applecsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Carrie Smith 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I'm happy to hear other families enjoy the same kind of desserts with a twist like I do. Thanks for all your great comments :) Enjoy this holiday treat!

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      Adrienne F Manson 

      7 years ago from Atlanta

      This is a pecan pie recipe that is very invitating to my taste buds. I bet it is delicious, the chocolate chips just knocks it out the park! Bookmarked, and voted up!

    • formosangirl profile image


      7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Yummy! What a nice treat, especially for holiday potlucks.

    • VeronicaFarkas profile image

      Veronica Roberts 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Your title caught my attention! This sounds delicious, and will be a great dessert for Christmas!

      I agree with missolive: great hub!

      I bookmarked this as well. Thank you for sharing your twist on a holiday favorite!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      7 years ago from Texas

      applecsmith - this sounds great! My hubby LOVES pecan pie and my daughter LOVES chocolate - this combo sounds like a real winner.

      Great hub by the way. Nice pictures and easy to follow. Well done :)

      Bookmarking and voting up!

    • applecsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Carrie Smith 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Thanks for the nice comments. It's a really yummy recipe so I just had to share it. Enjoy!

    • DeborahNeyens profile image

      Deborah Neyens 

      7 years ago from Iowa

      Yum! Pecan pie is one of my faves. This sounds extra good. Thanks for sharing.

    • RTalloni profile image


      7 years ago from the short journey

      Oh me oh my oh! What can we say--fabulous, and a must try. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great recipe, and the pictures make it look really yummy!D


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