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Chocolate Pecan Pie and a Few Other Tasty Thanksgiving Ideas

Nine times out of ten, if you set me before a dessert buffet, I’m going to pick the chocolate option. I can’t help it. No matter how delicious the other options appear, chocolate almost always wins. It’s how my brain is wired, I guess. So, on Thanksgiving, when the table is abound with tempting dessert options of every kind imaginable, it’s a tough call for me. On any other day, I’d have a slice of each. But, on Thanksgiving, my stomach has usually reached full capacity by this point. Do I bypass those beautiful, seasonal pies to get a bit of my dearest chocolate? There was a day when I needed to make that tough decision, but not any more. Now, I have my seasonal pie and my chocolate too.

A few years ago, I discovered the magic of Chocolate Pecan Pie. It was an Emeril Lagasse recipe which originally won my heart. Such an ingenious idea; rich pecan pie coupled with bits of semi-sweet chocolate, melted and married to the pecans in pure Thanksgiving harmony. I’ve haven’t made a plain pecan pie since. Here’s my little twist on a chocolicious pecan pie.

Chocolate Pecan Pie


  • 1 9″ Pie Shell (frozen or homemade)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 cup Pecan Halves (slightly broken)
  • 3/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Eggs, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the pie shell onto a foil lined baking sheet, to prevent oven spill-over. Scatter the chocolate chips on the bottom of the pie shell. Scatter the pecan pieces over the chocolate. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour the mixture over the pecans and chocolate. Bake for about 55 minutes, until set. Cool before serving.

And now, a few other delicious dessert ideas for your Thanksgiving table…

Fresh Pumpkin Coconut Pie

Caramel Apple Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie

Apple Walnut Crisp

Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie


9 responses »

  1. This post was the entire dessert buffet! What a great group of yumminess. I can just imagine how rich and tasty that chocolate pecan pie must be.

  2. That looks like a fabulous pie! I have never had a chocolate pecan pie but it sounds like a wonderful idea. Thanks!

  3. What a marvelous array of desserts! Love the look of each and every one of them but the best is the cheesecake…yummy!

  4. All of the dessert recipes I have read sound so delicious. I was totally sold on the coconut pumpkin pie, but now I’m thinking I should made this too!

  5. Wow, wow and Wow! Way to make everyone drool.

  6. Thank goodness Thanksgiving only comes around once a year – with all these magical treats, I would be the size of a house..
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Mandy

  7. So much goodness packed into this post. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love the chocolate mixed in with the pecan pie.

  8. I made the Chocolate Pecan Pie tonight to bring to Thanksgiving tomorrow. I can’t wait to try it. It was a VERY easy recipe!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Heather Anderson

    Making the Chocolate Pecan Pie right now! Thanks for the recipe!


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