Velvety Chocolate Butter Pecan Pie Recipe
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Velvety Chocolate Butter Pecan Pie Recipe

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Serious dessert lovers go nuts over this one that combines the best of two classics: pecan pie and chocolate pie. Bittersweet chocolate tames the sweetness and adds a richness that is simply irresistible. —Helen Fields, Springtown, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 784 calories, 49g fat (18g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 493mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in the butter and shortening until crumbly. Combine water, vinegar and vanilla. Gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. Beat egg wash ingredients; brush over pastry.
  3. For filling, melt butter and chocolate in a microwave; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, molasses, vanilla and salt. Stir in chopped pecans and butter mixture. Pour into pastry. Arrange pecan halves over filling.
  4. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Velvety Chocolate Butter Pecan Pie in Taste of Home October 2011, p79

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"Definitely needs a 10in pie plate though!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"This Pie is SCRUMPTIOUS!!! This is my third year of making this for Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family loves it! (we have to double the recipe so that there is enough for everyone!). Chocolate and pecan lovers, this is the ultimate pie!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Excellent! My family loved it as much if not more than regular pecan pie. I cooked it longer than required, and the center was still gooey. Yum. Also it made an 9 inch pie and a mini pie. Don't try to fit it all in one."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"This pie taste divine, however it NEVER had any form of solid center and people should be warned this boils up terribly and has MUCH spill over. I planned to make this for company, but will keep this for the family since they dont care how it looks. :)"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"Mmmmmmm I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it!"

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