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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Fudge Chocolate Pecan Pie is the best, decadent dessert to hit your holiday table!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan pie
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 906kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 6 ounces 70% chocolate roughly chopped into pieces (or semisweet chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Hershey's)
  • 3/4 cup golden syrup maple syrup, rice syrup or light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon optional
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs whisked
  • 9 inch pie crust or pie shell

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350°F (175°C) with rack on lowest position in oven. Prepare pie crust. If using uncooked pie crust, prick the base a few times with a fork to prevent air bubbles before pouring in the filling.
  • When oven is hot, toast pecans on a baking sheet for 10 minutes. Roughly chop half of the toasted pecans. Reserve the other half for decorating the top of the pie.
  • Fill a small pot 1/3 of the way with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. 
  • Reduce heat to low and place a heat-proof bowl on the pot. Fill the bowl with the chocolate and stir continuously until the chocolate is melted. 
  • Add the butter to the chocolate, stirring well to combine until butter is melted. Mix in the cocoa powder until completely dissolved.
  • Take the bowl off the heat. Whisk in syrup, sugar, flour, bourbon, vanilla and salt.
  • Add the eggs and whisk well to combine. Fold in chopped pecans. Pour into prepared pie shell and top with remaining pecans.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until centre is just set to the touch but still a little jiggly underneath. If your pie is browning too fast, loosely tent with foil. 
  • 
The pie will be puffed up as soon as it comes out of the oven, but it will deflate and flatten as it cools. Let cool on a wire rack for about 4 hours and serve warm, or refrigerate to chill overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 906kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 5.7mg