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Cherry Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

I'm a pie baker and this is one my family frequently requests. With the brandy infused cherries and chocolate chips, it's an awesome twist on a pecan pie.—Sonya Labbe, Santa Monica, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • CRUST:
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • Chocolate whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cherries and brandy. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Combine oil and milk; using a fork, stir oil mixture into flour mixture just until blended. Pat evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate; set aside. Drain cherries, reserving 1 tablespoon brandy; set aside.
  • 3. For the filling, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and reserved brandy. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in the pecans, chocolate and cherries; pour into prepared pastry.
  • 4. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without whipped cream) equals 612 calories, 30 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.