Your favorite pie recipe made even more decadent and delicious! Dark chocolate is added to this pecan pie recipe and topped with chocolate covered pecans for a show-stopping dessert! This pie is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert table!
My husband is one of the biggest pecan pie fans I know. Don’t get me wrong – I love it too, however, pecan pie is always at the top of Jason’s must-have list for Thanksgiving, or any other holiday for that matter. It is most definitely rich and decadent with a crunch from the roasted pecans that can’t be beat. To give some new life to this dessert, I’ve taken my mom’s classic pecan pie recipe, and added even more richness with some dark chocolate and then topped it with chocolate covered pecans. This pie recipe will be absolutely irresistible come Thanksgiving!
My mom has been making pies for as long as I can remember. She is to the point where she is pretty famous for her baking skills, and has even done local “pie crust making” workshops in my hometown. She can easily roll out a pie crust in her sleep (probably because she actually has – waking up before dawn on most holidays to create some amazing holiday desserts!) My Mom’s Famous Coconut Cream Pie is one of my absolute favorites! Unfortunately, I did not inherit my mom’s fierce pie crust abilities. In fact, I pretty poor at making a good, flaky pie crust. The good news is, I’ve become best friends with the refrigerated pie crusts that you get at the grocery store. You simply let them come to room temperature, place them in your pie plate, crimp the edges, and you’re pie is ready for its filling. My mom would probably tell me this is cheating, but I simply consider it a shortcut, or a time saver to getting just as fabulous of a pie as if you had made the crust yourself. 🙂
Using store-bought pie crusts really is an awesome time saver for this Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe. When you use this pre-made crust, the prep time for this pie is only about 10 minutes! Yes, that’s right! I will tell you that the bake time is nearly an hour, so I will definitely recommend that if you’re making this pie for a holiday meal, bake this and any other pies (my Pumpkin Meringue Pie is awesome for Thanksgiving, too!) to make them the Wednesday or day before your big meal. This will free up necessary oven time for your turkey or other items that need to be baked and roasted on the day of the big meal.
If you’re making your pies and desserts the day before, pumpkin pie will need to be refrigerated overnight. This pecan pie can be covered and kept at room temperature overnight. However, after a day any leftovers I would recommend refrigerating.
This pecan pie recipe is downright awesome!! I really love the addition of the dark chocolate, as it adds an extra component of flavor that goes wonderfully with the roasted pecans on top of the pie. The dark chocolate chips will bake in the filling, so you’ll have a bit of chocolate flavor in every bite. I think this recipe has converted me over to my husband’s team pecan pie!
Serve this pie along side a fresh pot of coffee and maybe a dessert wine. Your dinner guests will be dazzled by this amazingly decadent and delicious dessert!
Here’s the recipe for my Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie:
I hope this pie helps you and your family celebrate the joys of the holiday season! ~Erin