Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Chocolate pecan pie is a delicious twist on traditional pecan pie recipe. With a tender pie crust, chunks of bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate added to the gooey filling, this decadent dessert is a chocolate and nut lover’s dream. I’m not a fan of pecan pie. It’s so sweet. But this pie is the right balance of chocolate to nuts without being overly sweet.

Chocolate pecan pie.

Mom’s chocolate pecan pie makes an appearance every holiday season. Mom loves to bake…really loves to bake.  So you can bet we usually have at least 4 pies for any holiday, like this French Apple Tart, Cranberry Pie and Three Nut Tart. (I guess you can tell I like nuts!) This easy chocolate pecan pie recipe is a perfect addition to your thanksgiving table. Adapted slightly from a King Arthur Flour recipe. (This post was first published December 3rd, 2013. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn commission on qualifying purchases.)

What you’ll need

Ingredients for chocolate pecan pie.

How to make chocolate pecan pie

Use your favorite pie crust recipe, a pre-packaged pie crust or this one minute pie crust recipe.

Pie crust.

Beat the eggs, sugar and salt for about two minutes, until light and thick colored.

Batter before nuts.

Stir in the flour, melted butter, vanilla, espresso powder, chocolate chips and pecans.

stir in the pecans.

Use a combination of chocolate or just one. I think milk chocolate is a bit too sweet so I use, both bittersweet and semi-sweet. But dark chocolate would be wonderful too.

Pour the batter into the pie crust.

Chocolate pecan pie batter.

Spread the batter.

Spread the batter into a pie crust.

Then press the remaining 2/3 cup whole pecans into the top of the batter.

Pressing pecans into chocolate pecan pie.

Make chocolate chunk pecan pie a part of your holiday dessert table.

Chocolate pecan pie with ice cream.

Chocolate pecan pie.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie, slightly adapted from King Arthur's Flour
5 from 57 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -10
Calories 630 kcal


  • 1 unbaked pie crust
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips or chunks or a combination
  • 2/3 cup pecans diced, toasted in a 350°F oven till golden, 8 to 10 minutes
  • 2/3 cup pecans left whole. (for the top)
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional, but it definitely intensifies the flavor)


  • Beat the eggs, sugar, and salt for about 2 minutes at high speed, until they're thick and light-colored.
  • Stir in the flour, espresso powdered, the cooled, melted butter; vanilla, then the chocolate chips or chunks and the diced pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the unbaked pie crust, then press the remaining 2/3 cup pecan halves on top.
  • Bake the pie for 30 minutes. Tent it lightly with aluminum foil, and bake for an additional 15 minutes, till the crust and top are both golden brown.
  • Remove the pie from the oven, and allow it to cool for about 30 minutes before serving. Top with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
  • Yield: one 9" pie, about 8 to 10 servings.


  • Nutritional values are calculate base on semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Any nut can be used. We use pecans. You can also use walnuts.
  • Any combination of chocolate can be used. This is a great opportunity to use up any leftover chocolate chips you have. 
  • Keep in mind that the chocolate you choose affects the caloric content. Milk chocolate is higher calories and carbohydrates than semi, bittersweet, or dark chocolate.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 630kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 7gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 292mgFiber: 5gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 438IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    If I reduce mount of sugar, the pie is good, right? I do not like sweet. So, I want to add a little sugar. I think the pie is still yummy. I will try my best to make them.

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