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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.

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie from www.dineanddish.net

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!

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie from www.dineanddish.net

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 1 pie / tart

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecan pie, a holiday classic, gets revamped with chocolate!


    For the Crust:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Crisco
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tablespoons ice water
  • For the pie filling
  • 1 1/2 cups Diamond Nuts Pecans halved or chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces high quality milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons whiskey
  • 1/4 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.
  4. For the Pie Filling:
  5. Keep oven at 350°F. Spread pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast 8-10 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.
  6. In a small saucepan over low heat, met butter and chopped chocolate, stirring until smooth; cool.
  7. 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.
  8. 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

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

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  1. Our grandmas would totally get along! Mine insists on two pecans, two pumpkins, two cheesecakes, and a lemon cake. We are definitely missing the chocolate factor though. I buy pecans like crazy and am a chocoholic, so this pie has my number :)

  2. Seriously…yer killin’ me! Two of my fav flavors in a pie, together!

  3. Any recipe involving the words ‘double chocolate’ always appeals to me and this pie is no exception; pecan pie may not be much of a thing over here but I love the sound of this so much.

  4. Why have plain pecan pie again? My biggest complain about traditional pecan pie is the absence of chocolate, this solves that problem. Beautiful!

  5. Yes please. If I don’t bring this to Thanksgiving (mother-in-law may already have the pie bases covered), I’m bringing it to Friendsgiving the following week.

  6. This is a great compromise that I am sure is the star of the show.

  7. Double chocolate pecan pie!! Oh man, I am so excited about this. Chocolate pecan pie is my favorite, but double the chocolate? I think this is probably my new favorite! :)

  8. What a gorgeous cake, Kristen! Beautiful photos and it sounds just amazing.

  9. I just completely died.

  10. This is so gorgeous! I love that the crust is chocolate.

  11. now THAT is my kind of pie!!! sounds and looks amazing Kristen!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  12. I love chocolate and I love pecans! This pie has my name written all over it!

  13. What a gorgeous pie! I love chocolate and pecan together so I know this will be amazing :) Pinned!

  14. WHOA! This pie is fabulous – so much chocolatey goodness!

  15. Wow… that looks delicious. I love pecan pie and this tops the plain pecan pie. I printed your receipe, thank you

  16. The requests get a tad bit out of control at my house, too. This pie looks decadent. Your family is lucky. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Pinned.

  17. I love remembering the pie people in our family too – and I LOVE your combination of these two amazing pies! YES!

  18. This is my perfect pie! Love it – and have a happy Thanksgiving with your family, Kristen!

  19. Omg, chocolate crust! I’m planning on making a fudge pecan pie for tomorrow, but this looks so much more chocolaty! Might have to rethink my pies! :)

  20. Happy Thanksgiving! Every family needs a pie maker :) (I am NOT ours)


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