Chocolate pecan pie

    1 hour 30 min

    This classic American dessert is very simple to make, but will definitely impress guests at a barbecue or dinner party. It's gorgeously gooey, nutty and chocolaty.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 75g (3 oz) butter
    • 50g (2 oz) plain chocolate
    • 3 eggs
    • 125g (4¼ oz) caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250ml (8 fl oz) golden syrup
    • 125g (4¼ oz) pecan halves
    • 1 recipe pastry to line a 23cm (9 in) pie dish

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5.
    2. Heat butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted; cool slightly.
    3. With electric hand mixer, beat eggs, sugar, salt, chocolate mixture and golden syrup. Stir in pecans and pour mixture into the pastry-lined pie dish. Trim excess pastry hanging from the edges, and pinch around the perimeter of the pie dish.
    4. Bake until set, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool slightly. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


    Use shop-bought shortcrust pastry for this recipe if you're short on time!

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    I had made a chocloate pecan pie several years ago. I'd lost the recipe, but remembered how good it was. This recipe was just what I was looking for. Good chocolate flavour and very easy to make (even for those who don't normally make pies!) The only suggestion I have is to cover the pie with foil halfway through the baking time so the pastry doesn't burn.  -  21 Jul 2008


    Great pie!!! Not too sweet, and really easy to make! I covered the edges of the crust for the first 25 minutes.  -  21 Jul 2008


    This is the best!! I had a similar recipe years ago from a great chocolate cookbook that I gave my daughter (who has to have this for her birthday!) and SHE LOST IT!! found this and it's better than the original!!! I don't use TO DIE FOR, but this IS!! Everybody wants the recipe.  -  21 Jul 2008