Aaron’s Chocolate Pecan Pie

Nova, this one is for you! Aaron loves to bake and a few years ago, he adapted his grandmother’s pecan pie recipe to make the most amazing chocolate pecan pie I’ve ever tasted. And I don’t even like pie. It’s that good.

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1 heaping cup pecans (halves or coarsely chopped)
3 eggs
12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 stick (8 tbs) butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
And choose one of the two options below:

Version 1:
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup dark Karo corn syrup
1/3 cup honey

Version 2:
1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup dark Karo corn syrup
1/3 cup honey

Beat eggs until frothy. Melt the stick of butter with about 2/3 of the package of chocolate chips and let stand to cool a bit. Mix the chocolate mixture in with the eggs, then mix all other ingredients in as well, saving the pecans and the remaining chocolate chips for last.

Pour mixture into an unbaked, 9″ pie shell. Cook at 325 for 50 minutes, checking until done. When the top is crusting over and cracks, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out gooey, but the surface is firm, the pie is ready. The pie will set when it cools off.

Be sure to let pie cool off completely to room temperature before serving, or it will be too gooey to cut.

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13 comments so far

  1. Chris on

    Wow, I’ve never had chocolate pecan pie. How intriguing.

  2. Jessica on

    Holy cow does that look good! Hope you had fun eating it. :)

  3. schrodinger on

    Damn! you made me drool on the keyboard.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. knittingelephant on

    OMG! If that doesn’t spell ‘delicious way to spoil a diet’ I don’t know what does. I’ll have to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  5. Abby on

    yum-o I have to try this…. it looks awesome…
    luv Abby

  6. gleek on

    that looks soooooo delicious!

  7. stacey on

    that looks amazing!!!!!

  8. Glenna C on

    MMMMM, so good.I did a pecan pie with chocolate chips in it (and whipped cream for topper OMG DELICOUS), but this looks even more decadent!

  9. Mira on

    I’m waiting for the picture to pop out of my screen and onto my desk………………..

    Do you know if there is any significant difference in the taste if i use only maple syrup? I’m not sure if I can get corn syrup here…

    Hope you had a great Christmas =)

  10. Michelle on

    Gotta love chocolate, pecans, and good-looking man-hands! (I have a thing for hands….)

  11. nova on

    So you know this is totally going to be my first pie of 2008, right? Thank you, E (and A)!

  12. mary db on

    When do you put in the pecans and the rest of the chocolate? I assume before you bake it? It just looks delicious!

  13. Mintyfresh on

    When it’s fresh out of the oven, do you find yourself continually patting the top of it? that’s what i would do. it looks perfect for light taps.


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