Ahhh…Chocolate Pecan Pie, or Derby Pie as it is called in the South. What’s better than chocolate and pecans?? Make it for Derby Day or any day.
Chocolate Pecan Pie (AKA Derby Pie)
Don here, talking about Kentucky Derby Pie, which at our house, we call Chocolate Pecan Pie. Pecan pie is a favorite during the holidays—OK, really anytime—at our house. To add variety, we sometimes make it a little different by adding chocolate. The minimal additional effort to make it a Chocolate Pecan Pie really pays off. We made this pie with a Gluten Free Shortbread Pie Crust for Thanksgiving last year. Everyone loved it!
Just use the traditional Pecan Pie filling recipe but add a layer of chocolate in the bottom of the pie shell first. For a real easy way, I use Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels. For a more elegant dessert, I shave 2 oz of a Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar into the bottom of the pie shell before adding the filling. To shave the chocolate, I use a vegetable peeler. Or you could use a coarse grater. If you don’t mind the clean up, then use the shedder blade in your food processor. It’s fun to have fancy kitchen tools to use for special recipes.
Pair your Chocolate Pecan Pie with a delightful Espresso. Yum!
Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
Chocolate Pecan Pie
A sweet, succulent pecan pie with a chocolate finish.
- 1 unbaked pie crust
- 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (minis) (or 2 ounces Baker's Chocolate)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup Karo syrup
- 1 cup chopped pecan meats
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Prepare the Crust
Either make your own pie crust, or use a ready-made crust.
Spread the chocolate chips or shavings evenly in the bottom of the uncooked crust.
Heat the oven to 300F degrees.
Prepare the filling
Cream butter and sugar.
Add salt, well-beaten eggs, syrup and pecans. (You can put the pecans in chopped or whole.) Mix well.
Fill the pie crust with the pecan filling.
Bake, Cool, Serve
Bake one hour at 300F degrees or until well set.
Let cool to room temperature before serving.
Serve with a side of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
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