No need to choose between cocoa pie and pecan pie desserts. This Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe combines the best of both in one delicious, pastry-crusted package.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare and roll out pastry portion on a lightly floured surface to a circle about 12-inches in diameter*. Transfer pastry to a 9-inch pie tin or plate without stretching. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold edge under. Place in freezer for 10 minutes. Line unpricked pastry with an 8-3/4-inch foil pie pan**; fill with dried beans or pie weights. Place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Carefully remove foil pie tin. Bake 5 minutes more. (Or if using rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust, bake pie crust according to package directions for one crust pie.) Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

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  • Sprinkle chocolate in bottom of pastry; set aside. In a large bowl beat eggs and vanilla; set aside.

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  • In a medium saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, flour, salt and pecans. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a full boil; boil 15 seconds. Remove from heat.

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  • Quickly beat about 1 cup hot pecan mixture into eggs. Beat in remaining pecan mixture (work quickly to avoid cooking eggs). Pour over chocolate in crust.

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  • Bake for 50 minutes, tenting with foil after 35 minutes to prevent over browning, until edges are puffed and center appears set when gently shaken.

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  • Cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill remaining pie.


Be sure to patch any cracks that develop during rolling.


Trim top rim of foil pie pan at about 2 inch intervals; fold upwards.

Nutrition Facts

536 calories; total fat 38g; saturated fat 17g; polyunsaturated fat 5g; monounsaturated fat 14g; cholesterol 117mg; sodium 134mg; potassium 195mg; carbohydrates 48g; fiber 3g; sugar 25g; protein 6g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 680IU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 44mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 2mg.

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Rating: 1 stars
The instructions are not well written. The chocolate is set at the bottom of the pie crust which made the pie horrible. It clumped in some places making parts of the pie extremely bitter. The end result is nothing like the photo. In the photo it appears the chocolate is mixed in to the filling and this would have made for a better pie. Not go8ng to be using any further recipies from this site. Other steps to make for a delicious pie were missing and I had to improvise. Having worked in a bakery for several years and being familiar with the do's and don'ts to get an amazing pie, I have to say , please do NOT waste your time with this recipe. Food network and southern living offer much better recipes with proper instructions.