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Mayan Chocolate Pecan Pie

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
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 590 calories, 30g fat (8g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Jellybug
    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
    Nov 27, 2013

    My family loves this pie!

  • s_pants
    May 8, 2013

    Best chocolate pecan pie ever!!

  • zmarie
    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
    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!

  • bdfloyd
    Nov 4, 2012

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  • jmeyers
    Oct 17, 2012

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  • Nellstrum
    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
    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
    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.