Don’t Forget the Chocolate {Recipe: Double Chocolate Pecan Pie}

 Try this recipe for double chocolate Pecan Pie / Tart for a sweet twist on a holiday favorite! Thank you to Diamond Nuts for sponsoring this recipe.

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Double Chocolate Pecan Pie Slice from www.dineanddish.netMy grandma Sumner was the pie maker in our family. She showed up to every holiday with 2 of each flavor of pie… she had pumpkin and banana cream and chocolate cream and pecan and coconut cream. She always made sure that everyones special pie wishes were fulfilled. She was pretty special that way.

I’m not as nice as my grandma Sumner was! When one of my family members says “it’s not Thanksgiving without a Chocolate Pie” and another one says “we can’t celebrate properly without Pecan Pie on the table” I decide to get a little creative and make both wishes come true, in one pie. Meet Double Chocolate Pecan Pie, a new staple for your holiday meal!

Plate of Diamond Nuts Pecan Halves for Chocolate Pecan PieThis recipe for Chocolate Pecan Pie caught my eye in the New York Times a few weeks ago. I loved that it was such a creative twist on a classic recipe…and who doesn’t love more chocolate this time of year? I took things one step further though and created a chocolate pie crust to go right along with it! Now, those who requested a pecan pie and the others who requested chocolate can have their cake and eat it too. It’s the best of both worlds, don’t you think?

I hope you all enjoy this recipe for Double Chocolate Pecan Pie and that everyone is thankful at your table on Thanksgiving, whether you have umpteen million flavors of pie or not. Have a wonderful holiday!

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Double Chocolate Pecan Pie
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Pecan pie, a holiday classic, gets revamped with chocolate!
Serves: 1 pie / tart
For the Crust:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter, cold and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Crisco
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tablespoons ice water
For the pie filling
  • 1½ cups Diamond Nuts Pecans halved or chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces high quality milk chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons whiskey
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
For the crust:
  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar and salt until blended. Add the butter and shortening and combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 5 seconds.Add the egg and water and process until the dough forms a ball (just a couple of seconds).
  2. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to fit into a 9 inch tart pan. Once rolled, place into a prepared tart pan, pressing up the sides of the pan.
  3. Bake in a 350° preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside until needed.
For the Pie Filling:
  1. Keep oven at 350°F. Spread pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast 8-10 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, met butter and chopped chocolate, stirring until smooth; cool.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together cooled chocolate-butter mixture, corn syrup, eggs, sugar, cocoa powder, whiskey and salt. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust. Arrange pecans over filling.
  4. Place the pie pan on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the filling is just set when the pan is jiggled (30 minutes). Cool completely and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Adapted from this Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe at the New York Times

Disclosure: I’m proud to be a compensated brand ambassador for Diamond Nuts. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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  1. Patsy says

    This looks delicious! Is the the whiskey absolutely necessary? I wouldn’t mind putting it in but I don’t have any and don’t want to purchase it just for 2 tablespoons.
    Thanks for the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. Shelby says

    This looks so chocolatey – is 1 teaspoon the correct amount of cocoa? Can’t wait to make this. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. says

    I made pies this Thanksgiving and realized pumpkin and apple pies are just not my favorite. I’ve just tried pecan pies recently (in the last couple years) and I found myself missing it this Thanksgiving. I am DEFINITELY trying this recipe as I’m definitely a chocolate fan, too!

  4. Dee says

    This sounds (and looks) so amazing! One question though – if I am reading correctly, you bake the crust at 350, then it says to lower the oven to…350…to toast the pecans and bake the pie. Is the 2nd 350 (toasting pecans) supposed to be a lower number? I just don’t want to ruin anything. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!! :)


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