Mayan Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
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Mayan Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

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This started off as a regular pecan pie for Thanksgiving Day. But it's evolved into something extra special. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas
Featured In: Top 10 Pecan Pies
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Mayan Chocolate Pecan Pie in Branson's Great American Pie Show January 2009

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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"

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