Chocolate Pecan Pie

Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe – a delicious twist on a classic pecan pie! Sweetened condensed milk, water, cocoa powder, vanilla, eggs, pecans, and graham cracker crust. Super creamy and delicious. Top it with some whipped cream and it is O-M-YUM! Perfect make-ahead dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

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Chocolate Pie with Pecans

This Chocolate Pecan Pie is a holiday favorite! Creamy chocolate pie loaded with chopped pecans. This recipe is not like a classic pecan pie; there is no corn syrup in this recipe. The base of the pie is sweetened condensed milk. The condensed milk gives the pie a silky smooth texture and the perfect amount of sweetness. Each mouthwatering bite is a delightful fusion of silky chocolate and the buttery crunch of pecans, creating a symphony of textures and tastes that’s nothing short of heavenly. The sweetness of condensed milk harmonizes perfectly with the deep cocoa notes, while the addition of vanilla adds a subtle undertone of warmth. One bite and this is sure to become a family favorite.

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How to Make Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie

This dessert is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, water, cocoa powder, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour the chocolate mixture into a store-bought graham cracker crust. Place pie on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until set. Cool the pie completely on a wire rack. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight before cutting into slices.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use a larger 10-inch Keebler graham cracker crust.
    • To make a homemade pie crust, in a bowl combine 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, and 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a pie pan.
  • You can substitute regular pie crust if you prefer.
    • You can use homemade pie dough or a store-bought pie crust.
    • If using a regular pastry pie crust, use a 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • For a richer chocolate flavor, use dark chocolate cocoa powder.
    • Add a tablespoon of instant coffee or espresso powder for a mocha twist.
    • Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a sweet and salty combination.
  • Can Chocolate Pecan Pie be made in advance? Yes! You can bake the pie 2 to 3 days in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Can Chocolate Pecan Pie be frozen? Yes! Bake the pie and cool completely. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place it in the freezer.
    • When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Easy Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert

Chocolate pecan pie is a dessert that knows no bounds when it comes to serving occasions. It’s a versatile treat that can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you’re serving it as the grand finale to a special holiday meal like Thanksgiving or Christmas, or as a delightful sweet surprise on any ordinary day, this pie never fails to impress. It’s equally at home on a festive dessert table or as a comforting slice for an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of coffee. 

We like to top the pie with whipped cream or a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add a garnish of mint and semi-sweet chocolate chips. For an extra indulgent treat, add a drizzle of caramel sauce or chocolate sauce. YUM! So, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a dose of sweet indulgence, serving pecan pie is always a delightful choice that promises to satisfy your dessert cravings. You might want to make two pecan pies. They never last long!

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe – a delicious twist on a classic pecan pie! Sweetened condensed milk, water, cocoa powder, vanilla, eggs, pecans, and graham cracker crust. Super creamy and delicious. Top it with some whipped cream and it is O-M-YUM! Perfect make-ahead dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (10-inch) prepared graham cracker crust

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together condensed milk, water, cocoa, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour the chocolate mixture into the pie crust.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until set. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Chill overnight before serving.

Notes:

  • I use a larger 10-inch Keebler graham cracker crust.
    • To make a homemade pie crust, in a bowl combine 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, and 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a pie pan.
  • You can substitute regular pie crust if you prefer.
    • You can use homemade pie dough or a store-bought pie crust.
    • If using a regular pastry pie crust, use a 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • For a richer chocolate flavor, use dark chocolate cocoa powder.
    • Add a tablespoon of instant coffee or espresso powder for a mocha twist.
    • Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a sweet and salty combination.
  • Can Chocolate Pecan Pie be made in advance? Yes! You can bake the pie 2 to 3 days in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Can Chocolate Pecan Pie be frozen? Yes! Bake the pie and cool completely. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place it in the freezer.
    • When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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