DECADENT DARK CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

Special dark chocolate, cocoa and espresso powder are the secret to the intense chocolate flavor in this pie. It's one of my favorite pie recipes that I've created. It's rich and delicious and sure to be a hit.


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Serves:

8 to 10

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
unbaked deep dish pie crust
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
white granulated sugar
1/2 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 tsp
espresso powder, instant
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
salted butter, melted (if using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to the batter)
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
chopped pecans
1 c
dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate (i like hershey's "special" or ghirardelli)
whipped cream for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place unbaked crust (in pie pan) on a cookie sheet and set aside.
2
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs well.
3
Add sugars, cocoa powder and espresso powder; mix thoroughly.
4
Add flour, melted butter and vanilla extract; mix well.
5
Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.
6
Pour into crust and bake on middle rack for approximately 40 minutes, until golden brown and set.
7
Remove from oven and let cool for 2 1/2 to 3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
8
No refrigeration needed.