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Velvety Chocolate Butter Pecan Pie

Serious dessert lovers go nuts over this one that combines the best of two classics: pecan pie and chocolate pie. Bittersweet chocolate tames the sweetness and adds a richness that is simply irresistible. —Helen Fields, Springtown, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • EGG WASH:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in the butter and shortening until crumbly. Combine water, vinegar and vanilla. Gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Beat egg wash ingredients; brush over pastry.
  • For filling, melt butter and chocolate in a microwave; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, molasses, vanilla and salt. Stir in chopped pecans and butter mixture. Pour into pastry. Arrange pecan halves over filling.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 784 calories, 49g fat (18g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 493mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • annticki
    Nov 24, 2016

    Doubled the recipe and made it as a slab pie. Turned out delicious and picture perfect. Could have been on the cover of a magazine. Increase the baking time by about 15-20 minutes for the slab version.

  • Relasmith
    Oct 31, 2015

    Definitely needs a 10in pie plate though!

  • T97_Love2bake
    Nov 16, 2013

    This Pie is SCRUMPTIOUS!!! This is my third year of making this for Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family loves it! (we have to double the recipe so that there is enough for everyone!). Chocolate and pecan lovers, this is the ultimate pie!

  • rhonda247
    Dec 17, 2012

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  • RHEMI
    Dec 26, 2011

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  • thisisfun
    Nov 29, 2011

    Excellent! My family loved it as much if not more than regular pecan pie. I cooked it longer than required, and the center was still gooey. Yum. Also it made an 9 inch pie and a mini pie. Don't try to fit it all in one.

  • MichelleRL
    Nov 22, 2011

    This pie taste divine, however it NEVER had any form of solid center and people should be warned this boils up terribly and has MUCH spill over. I planned to make this for company, but will keep this for the family since they dont care how it looks. :)

  • KKreuser
    Nov 21, 2011

    Mmmmmmm I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it!

  • ejshellabarger
    Nov 20, 2011

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  • dianemurr
    Nov 19, 2011

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