Ahhh...Chocolate Pecan Pie, or Derby Pie as it is called in the South. What's better than chocolate and pecans?? Make it for Thanksgiving, Derby Day or any day.
Chocolate Pecan Pie is one of our family's favorite pies.
As it gets closer to the holidays, I start thinking about pie. Pecan pie is a favorite in many homes during this time, OK, really anytime. Don here. I make the pies at our house, and I like to change things up every once in awhile. I started to add some chocolate to my Pecan Pie just for a little variety. Our family likes pecan pie even better with chocolate. Little did I know this isn't a new invention. Most people call this Derby Pie.
Usually I make my own pie crusts and if Lois is planning to eat it, I make it gluten free because she can't eat gluten. If you don't want to make your own crust, you can buy a ready-made one in the dairy area of the grocery store (Pillsbury is best).
For the filling, I 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 (affiliate). For a more elegant dessert, I shave 2 oz of a Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar (affiliate) 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, though, isn't it?
What You Need
For this recipe you need measuring cups and spoons, a vegetable peeler or a chocolate shaver, and a pie plate. But what you really want is a great coffee machine, right?
Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
Chocolate Pecan Pie
- 1 unbaked pie crust
- ½ 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
- ¼ 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.
Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, SF, V*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This recipe was previously posted on Recipe Idea Shop Nov. 22, 2019 and updated October 28, 2020.