This is one of the MOST decadent desserts I make for my husband! It's so yummy! His three favorite desserts are Pecan Pie, Cheesecake and most anything with Dark Chocolate and this dessert has all three. It seems as though it would be difficult to bake but it really isn't but the results make it seem like it is! I do make my own pie crust but any frozen deep dish pie crust will do.
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Loved the layering in this recipe. It looks so pretty... and tastes so good! I always love cheesecake. Pair it with chocolate and pecans... oh my! This is very decadent and a wonderfully special dessert.
1Fill pie plate with crust or defrost frozen deep dish crust
2Beat cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 c. sugar, salt and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until smooth.
3Pour dark chocolate chips into microwaveable dish and add the whipping cream. Microwave on 50% power until morsels just start to melt (about 1 minute). Remove from microwave and stir with a fork until combined and smooth.
4Pour corn syrup, melted butter, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup of sugar into medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
Stir in pecans.
5Pour chocolate mixture into pie crust and smooth out with a spatula until evenly distributed. Pour cream cheese mixture over chocolate and smooth out until evenly distributed, then pour pecan mixture over cream cheese mixture and even out on top of the cream cheese mixture.
6Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 minutes (or until set). Cool completely on a wire rack. Store leftovers (if you have any!)in refrigerator.