Decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie

Indulge your taste buds with this irresistible Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe. The combination of rich chocolate, toasted pecans, and a touch of bourbon creates a dessert that is both luxurious and comforting. Whether you're hosting a special gathering or treating yourself to a sweet delight, this pie is sure to impress. So, let's dive into the heavenly world of flavors!

The Crust:

For the perfect foundation of this delectable pie, you'll need:

  • 1 1/4 cups (175g) flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 ounces (115g) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1-inch (3cm) cubes
  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) ice water, plus more if necessary
  1. Mix the flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl or in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Alternatively, you can use a food processor.
  2. Add the cubed butter and mix at low speed until the butter is broken up into small pea-sized pieces.
  3. Slowly add the ice water and mix just until the dough comes together. If needed, add additional ice water, a tablespoon at a time. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch (30cm) circle. Gently transfer the dough into a 9-inch (23cm) pie plate, allowing it to ease into the pan. Avoid pressing it in forcefully. Fold the overhanging dough underneath the top edge to create a double width of dough. Crimp the edges and refrigerate until ready to fill.

The Chocolate-Pecan Filling:

Prepare yourself for a harmonious symphony of flavors with the following ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (200g) light corn syrup, rice syrup, or golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) melted butter, salted or unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (use the cheap stuff, trust me, better cooking flavor)
  • 1 2/3 cups (190g) toasted pecans, very coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (120g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, syrup, vanilla extract, salt, melted butter, and bourbon.
  2. Stir in the pecans and chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  3. Scrape the filling into the prepared pie shell.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 375ºF (190ºC) for 30 to 35 minutes. The filling should puff up slightly but still feel slightly jiggly and moist in the center.
  5. Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing.


  • For the dairy minded, serve with a little vanilla ice cream and/or a swirl of whipped cream
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