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Deep South Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Deep South Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Many people have enjoyed a good slice of pecan pie before. For some of our readers, pecan pie may be your favorite dessert. It's incredibly popular in the American south, with families of other regions enjoying it somewhat more sparingly. Regardless of where you reside, we think you'll love this spin on a classic pecan pie.

Who doesn't love chocolate? Chocolate is added to so many different desserts for a reason. There's just nothing quite like it. This chocolate pecan pie may not sound like a good idea at first, but we promise it will leave you wanting to make another one as soon as possible. Even kids, who normally don't love nut desserts, will enjoy this one.

Make sure you follow the instructions here exactly. Experienced bakers may be tempted to make substitutions or changes, but we recommend making it as-is the first time. It's much easier to make changes to a recipe if you understand how it tastes in its current state!

If you enjoy this pie recipe, make sure you check out all of our other dessert recipes. We have so many ideas, you'll never run out of dishes to serve after a good dinner! Speaking of dinner, we also have plenty of recipes for the parents out there that are struggling to come up with what to cook. Now, on to the recipe. Enjoy!

Deep South Chocolate Pecan Pie


Pastry for a 1-crust pie
2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup light corn syrup
¾ cup white sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
½ cup heavy cream, whipped



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry.

3. Melt the chocolate and butter in the top part of a double boiler over boiling water.

4. In a small saucepan, boil the sugar and corn syrup together for 2 minutes.

5. Blend the melted chocolate mixture and the syrup mixture and pour over the beaten eggs, stirring constantly.

6. Add the vanilla and pecans. Turn the mixture into the prepared pie plate.

7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the pie is completely puffed across the top. Remove from oven and cool.

8. Serve topped with whipped cream.

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