Saturday, October 26, 2013

Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie

Prep / Total time : 2 hours        Serves 8

1/2          (14 ounces) package refrigerated  piecrusts
1/2          cup butter
2             (1 ounce) unsweetened  chocolate  baking squares
1             (5 ounce) can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
2              large eggs
2              teaspoons vanilla extract , divided
1-1/2        cups granulated sugar
3              tablespoons  unsweetened  cocoa
2              tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2           teaspoon salt
1-1/2        cups pecan halves  and pieces
1/3           cup firmly packed  light brown sugar
1              tablespoon light corn syrup
            ***Sweetened whipped cream***

1.         Preheat oven to 350F. Roll piecrust  into  a 13-inch circle  on a lightly  floured surface . Fit into a 9-inch pie plate ; fold edges under and crimp.
2.         Microwave  butter  and chocolate  squares in a large microwave-safe-bowl  at MEDIUM (50% power)  1-1/2 minutes  or until  melted  and smooth , stirring at 30-second intervals . Whisk in evaporated milk , eggs  and 1 teaspoon vanilla .
3.         Stir together granulated  sugar  and next 3 ingredients . Add sugar  mixture  to chocolate mixture  , whisking  until smooth . Pour into prepared pie crust .
4.        Bake pie  at 350F for 40 minutes . Stir  together pecans , next 2 ingredients  and remaining  1 teaspoon vanilla ; sprinkle  over pie . Bake 10 more minutes  or until set . Remove  from oven  to a wire rack  ; cool completely  (about 1 hour) . Serve  with whipped cream .


  1. Amazing pie, dear! That choc peanut filling is so good!

    1. Hi Medeja , anything made of chocolate do not stay around my home long , thanks for shearing :)

  2. Oh, my! I will have to make this one for sure! My husband will absolutely LOVE it! Of course, I would find it very acceptable, too, you know.:-) And - the "battle of the bulge" continues.:-)

    1. Hi Nellie , I also have a bunch of chocolate lovers here , It's holiday time , so I am going to wait til after New Years to fight the battle of the bulge :D) , I hope I don't have to waddle out the door , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Although I'm not a big fan of pecan pies, I will still have a bite or two, especially for the Thanksgiving gatherings. :) Great timing to share your recipe.

    1. Hi Amy , you have to be prepared for everone and you can have a bite or two :D thanks for stopping by :)

  4. this really makes a nice after dinner dessert...i like the addition of choc..luscious!

  5. Hi Lena , anything chocolate , I'm for it , thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Gosh, you have so many great flavors going on here! Chocolate and pecans? Yes, please. Good stuff - thanks.

    1. Hi John , I get weak for chocolate , thanks for dropping by :)


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