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Mayan Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Mayan Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

This started off as a regular pecan pie for Thanksgiving Day. But it's evolved into something extra special. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 frozen pie shell (9 inches)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecan halves


  • 1. Sprinkle chopped pecans and chocolate chips into pastry shell. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, liqueur, pepper and vanilla. Pour into pastry; arrange pecan halves over filling.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 590 calories, 30g fat (8g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Mayan Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Jellybug User ID: 53068 237556
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"The pie was good, a little too sweet for my taste. I plan to make it again, but will add less sugar and corn syrup and ramp up the coffee flavor."

amc927 User ID: 4487796 116038
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"My family loves this pie!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 187416
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"Best chocolate pecan pie ever!!"

zmarie User ID: 1401063 186461
Reviewed May. 4, 2013

"This is a crowd favorite during the holidays-everyone loves the dark chocolate flavor with just a little hint of heat! The pie comes together quickly, but its looks and taste fool everyone into thinking you worked all morning in the kitchen. : )"

Queenweina User ID: 6145762 101474
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Honestly-I haven't made this yet but I am this week! The reviews made me excited to try it. I want to have this before the world ends!"

Nellstrum User ID: 1088590 183814
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I added 2Tbs of coco powder as recommended, but it was still way too sweet for my family. It set up nicely. but it just did not taste good at all."

marilynm User ID: 1585942 102617
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"We loved this for Thanksgiving. I added the cocoa powder as recommended and used coffee from the coffee pot for the liqueur as I didn't have this. I may have to add the liqueur next time! It was easy and turned out great!"

noel1asn User ID: 5672655 118266
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"The pie had excellent flavor, however, I had a real problem with the filling not setting up. I have been making pecan pies for 20 years and never had a problem."

Catherine Johnson User ID: 5916176 102616
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Followed the recipe exactly and didn't care for it at all. Tasted like eating big bites of corn syrup. Really poor."

OOFDA User ID: 6293066 116037
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"its a different taste but, a good one"

rapreisinger User ID: 5362862 172597
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"I added coco powder to the filling (about 2-3 Tbsps?), substituted ground cinnamon for the pepper, and used store-bought graham cracker crusts. I also wasn't sure how deep a "deep-dish crust" was, so I got two standard-depth 9" pre-made crusts from the store, put 1/2 cup each of chocolate chips and chopped pecans in each crust, increased the measurements for the filling ingredients by about 1/3, split the resulting filling liquid evenly between the two pies, and that filled them just about perfectly."

Rachelle User ID: 87982 126871
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I didn't think I would like this because I'm not a dark chocolate fan and the ancho chili pepper worried me. This is amazingly excellenet."

abmascarenas User ID: 1042711 187376
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Absolutely loved it! Didn't have the ancho chili but I always have ground red chili powder (locally grown), so I used that. My family requested it for Thanksgiving. It was a big hit with everyone!"

fennie User ID: 1703963 118264
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"This pie is a winner, I would make it again, I didn't have coffee liqueur or the chili pepper and it was still delicious, very rich (used coffee in the place of the liqueur"

scrappychic5 User ID: 4045577 101472
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"Has anyone made this pie and substituted for the ancho chili pepper? I can't see ordering it online."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 172594
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"This pie is delicious and very very easy to make. My family loves it and we will be keeping this recipe."

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