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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie is a rich, flavourful dessert that will be the perfect ending to any meal.  

This gluten free dessert will surprise your guests that are able to consume a regular diet.

A gluten free pie shell and butter tart topping, loaded with chocolate chips and chopped pecans, make this an irresistible treat.

This recipe yields 7 slices of pie but will vary depending on the size of the pieces you cut to suit your occasion.

You could also serve a slice a bit warm and smother it with ice cream or a whipped topping.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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To begin making Chocolate Pecan Pie I thawed a prepared pie shell.  You could also make your own pastry using this Gluten Free Pastry recipe.

The gluten free pie shell.

Then I melted a bit of butter on low in the microwave.

I prepared the topping by beating some eggs, granulated sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, corn starch, cocoa and the melted butter together in a mixing bowl.

Then I stirred in some semi-sweet chocolate chips and some chopped pecans.

Next I poured the topping into the thawed pie shell.

I pushed some whole pecans down into the filling a bit.

I covered the crust with a pie guard to keep it from browning too much.

Then I put the pie in the oven, on the middle rack, for 50 – 60 minutes, or until the topping was set and golden brown.

 

After removing the pie from the oven I removed the pie guard.

 

I allowed the pie to cool completely so that it would be set when I cut into it.

Once completely cooled, I sliced the pie into seven pieces.  You can cut the pie up to suit your own needs and situation.

Chocolate Pecan Pie is a decadent dessert and you will receive rave reviews from young and old alike.

Enjoy every tasty bite of this decadent dessert!

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Chocolate Pecan Pie:

  • 9″ Gluten Free Pie Shell or Gluten Free Pastry
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • whole pecans for top of pie

How to Make Chocolate Pecan Pie:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare pastry or thaw a gluten free pie shell.
  3. Melt butter on low in microwave.
  4. Prepare filling by beating together the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, corn starch, cocoa and melted butter in a mixing bowl.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  6. Pour mixture into pie shell. 
  7. Press some whole pecans into the filling.
  8. Bake in the preheated 350F oven for 50 – 60 minutes or until pie is almost set in center.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.  It will firm up more as it cools.
  10. Cut into slices to suit your needs.  I usually get 7 pieces of pie.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

FAQS:

What should I serve with chocolate pecan pie?

Chocolate pecan pie is a rich and decadent dessert, so it’s good to pair it with something that complements its flavors without overpowering them. Here are some ideas:

  1. Whipped Cream: A dollop of freshly whipped cream is a classic accompaniment to pecan pie. Its light and airy texture balances out the richness of the pie.
  2. Vanilla Ice Cream: Serving a scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside your pie adds a creamy contrast to the crunchy texture of the pecans and the gooey chocolate filling.
  3. Coffee or Espresso: The bitterness of coffee or espresso can help cut through the sweetness of the pie, making it a perfect pairing.
  4. Fresh Berries: If you want to add a fruity element, consider serving the pie with a side of fresh berries such as raspberries or strawberries. Their tartness can balance out the sweetness of the pie.
  5. Caramel Sauce: Drizzling some warm caramel sauce over the pie or serving it on the side can enhance the flavors of both the chocolate and the pecans.
  6. Sea Salt: A sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top of the pie can intensify the flavors and add a nice contrast to the sweetness.
  7. Chantilly Cream: This is a flavored whipped cream, often sweetened and flavored with vanilla or other extracts. It adds an extra layer of flavor to the pie.

Choose one or a combination of these options based on your personal preferences and what you think will complement the flavors of your chocolate pecan pie the best.

How do I store chocolate pecan pie?

Storing chocolate pecan pie properly will help maintain its freshness and flavor. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Cooling: Allow the pie to cool completely at room temperature before attempting to store it. This prevents condensation from forming inside the storage container.
  2. Covering: Once cooled, cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Make sure the covering is not too tight to avoid squishing the pie.
  3. Refrigeration: Chocolate pecan pie can be stored in the refrigerator to prolong its freshness. Place the covered pie in the refrigerator. It can last for about 3-4 days when refrigerated.
  4. Serve: When you’re ready to serve the refrigerated pie, you can optionally warm it up slightly in the oven at a low temperature (around 250°F or 120°C) for about 10-15 minutes. This can help revive the flavors and give you a warm pie experience.

Remember that pies are best enjoyed fresh, so try to consume them within a few days for the best taste and texture.

Can I freeze chocolate pecan pie?

Yes, you can freeze chocolate pecan pie! Freezing pecan pie is a great way to preserve it for later enjoyment. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Allow the pie to cool completely after baking.
  2. Once cooled, wrap the pie tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Make sure it’s tightly sealed to prevent freezer burn.
  3. Place the wrapped pie in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container for extra protection.
  4. Label the package with the date of freezing to keep track of its freshness.
  5. Place the pie in the freezer, making sure it lies flat to avoid any toppings or filling from shifting.
  6. When you’re ready to enjoy the pie, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. This gradual thawing helps maintain the texture and flavor.
  7. Optionally, you can reheat the pie in a preheated oven at a low temperature (around 275°F or 135°C) for about 15-20 minutes for a warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven taste.

Properly frozen, chocolate pecan pie can typically be stored for up to 2-3 months without significantly affecting its taste or texture. However, it’s best to consume it within the first month for the best quality.

Yield: 7

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie is a rich, flavourful dessert that will be the perfect ending to any meal.

Chocolate Pecan Pie is a rich, flavourful dessert that will be the perfect ending to any meal.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9" Gluten Free Pie Shell
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • whole pecans for top of pie

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
    2. Prepare pastry or thaw a gluten free pie shell.
    3. Melt butter on low in microwave.
    4. Prepare filling by beating together the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, corn starch, cocoa and melted butter in a mixing bowl.
    5. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.
    6. Pour mixture into pie shell. 
    7. Press some whole pecans into the filling.
    8. Bake in the preheated 350F oven for 50 - 60 minutes or until pie is almost set in center.
    9. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.  It will firm up more as it cools.
    10. Cut into slices to suit your needs.  I usually get 7 pieces of pie.
    11. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 816Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 434mgCarbohydrates: 111gFiber: 6gSugar: 68gProtein: 9g

 

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