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Chocolate-Pecan Pie

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 10
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If you thought pecan pie was IT, well, we’ve just raised the bar! It looks like it belongs on a fancy restaurant dessert cart, but really, it’s simple to make, when you start with Pillsbury™ pie crust. Chocolate-Pecan Pie takes everything you love about pecan pie and then adds gooey chocolate chips to the filling. You might as well start loosening your belt now.
Updated Nov 14, 2023
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Is It Hard to Make Chocolate Pecan Pie?

This chocolate pecan pie recipe is actually very easy to make! Simply roll out the Pillsbury™ pie crust and place it in your pie plate. Stir together the filling ingredients; fill the pie and bake! We even show you how to make chocolate pecans for a garnish that look fancy but are actually ridiculously easy to make.

How Can I Serve Chocolate Pecan Pie?

Pecan chocolate pie is the ultimate dessert, with the sweetened whipped cream and chocolate pecans for a garnish. Nothing else is needed!



  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Reserve 2 tablespoons chocolate chips for topping. Stir in remaining chocolate chips and 1 1/2 cups pecans. Spread evenly in crust-lined pan.
  • 3
    Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until deep golden brown and filling is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small microwavable bowl, microwave reserved 2 tablespoons chocolate chips on Medium (50%) 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted; stir. Dip each of 10 pecan halves in chocolate; place on lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until chocolate is set. Garnish pie with whipped cream and chocolate-dipped pecans. Store in refrigerator.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    One frozen Pillsbury™ Deep Dish Pie Crust may be substituted for the refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crust in this recipe. Place cookie sheet on oven rack. Heat oven as directed. Prepare filling and follow directions on package for One-Crust Filled Pie.
  • tip 2
    Whipping cream whips more quickly and gives more volume if both the cream and equipment are cold. Place the bowl and beaters in the freezer 15 minutes before using. Leave the whipping cream in the refrigerator until ready to whip.
  • tip 3
    Look for pecan halves near the other nuts in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
  • tip 4
    Be sure to get heavy whipping cream, so you will be able to beat it into whipped cream. Other forms of cream don’t contain enough fat to whip properly.
  • tip 5
    To get the fluffiest whipped cream, place your bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes before you whip the cream. Leave your whipping cream in the refrigerator until you’re ready to whip it, as cold cream will whip more quickly and have better volume if it’s cold.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute something else for the corn syrup?

Dark corn syrup can be substituted for the light corn syrup in this chocolate pecan pie. We do not recommend using other syrupy liquids, such as honey, pancake syrup or agave syrup. They may not set up the same when baked, resulting in a soft filling that can’t be cut into nicely shaped pie pieces.

Can this recipe for chocolate pecan pie be made ahead?

You can make this chocolate pecan pie recipe up to 2 days in advance. Cover the cooled pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Remove the pie from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before you want to serve it.

Can I use a deep-dish pie plate?

If you use a deep-dish pie plate, you will need to roll both crusts together to have it big enough to fit into a deep-dish pie plate. A deep dish pie plate holds more volume than a regular pie plate, so your pecan pie filling won’t be enough to fill the crust.

Nutrition Information

540 Calories, 32g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 59g Total Carbohydrate, 33g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Rich and indulgent, some think pecan pie must be difficult to make. Surprisingly, it’s one of the easiest pies to make (there’s no peeling or cutting fruit first, like in fruit pies). Our recipe for chocolate pecan pie is a cinch to put together when you start with Pillsbury™ pie crust. We even share how to make chocolate-dipped pecans, for a stunning garnish! Want an even more indulgent chocolate pecan pie? Try our coconut-pecan recipe. If you love the flavors but don’t want to make a pie, chocolate pecan bars are a great choice. Happy baking!
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