This recipe for Chocolate Pecan Pie and the connected giveaway are sponsored by Ginny’s. All thoughts are my own. Don’t forget to scroll down below the recipe to enter not one but TWO giveaways!
My dad is crazy about pecan pie. When I was little, I didn’t quite understand his love for a nutty pie – I was much more drawn to fruit and cream pies.
Then when I got married, I discovered that my husband was also a big fan of pecan pies. Over the years, I’ve tried several (some good, some not so great, and most of them store-bought).
It wasn’t until earlier this month that I discovered the problem all along. The problem wasn’t that I didn’t like pecan pie, but that I had never eaten a truly glorious, can’t-stop-eating, I’ll-share-but-I-don’t-want-to, homemade pecan pie.
When I saw that August 20 is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, I thought that I’d give pecan pie another shot. Frankly, the addition of chocolate had me too curious to not at least give it a try. I figured that if it was a flop, I could just make my pecan pie-loving husband finish it off.
Ha! Let’s just say that was not the way things went down when I made this pie…
This pie was relatively easy to make and tasted divine. I even impressed my husband, who remarked several times (as we both ate 2-3 slices a day til we had polished the whole thing off) that this pecan pie tasted much more light – not as “heavy” as the typical pecan pie. (Don’t ask me why it tasted lighter than usual…because I didn’t use “light” ingredients).
I loved the light (not over-powering) addition of chocolate (because CHOCOLATE) and honestly couldn’t find a single thing I didn’t love about it. (OK, if I’m being honest, maybe I don’t love what eating 2-3 slices a day does to my figure…or the fact that I’ve been craving another one ever since I made it a few weeks ago).
My advice? If you love pecan pie, make this. If you don’t love pecan pie, make this. It may just change your mind.
- 1 pie pastry
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 melted butter, cooled to room temperature
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place pie shell in pie dish (I baked mine in a cast iron skillet).
- Combine eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl and our into unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top of the pie filling. Next, evenly spread pecan halves over the top of the pie.
- Bake pie for about 45 minutes, or until top and middle are soft to the touch but starting to firm up. Cool. Note: pie will become more firm as it cools.
Note: I used the new cast iron skillet that I got from Ginnys.com but you can use any pie dish to make it.
Enter to Win a $100 Ginny’s Gift Card
I am excited to be able to give away a $100 gift card to Ginny’s! I got my new colorful cast iron skillet and pot from Ginny’s (along with a few other amazing kitchen items) and I know you’ll find some things that you love (or need) for your kitchen. This giveaway will end on September 2 at 11:59 ET. Open to US residents only. After the giveaway ends, a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!
Another Chance to WIN with Ginny’s!
Ginny’s is also hosting their own giveaway during August where readers can enter to win one of five $250 gift cards. You can enter on Ginny’s Facebook page.
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This sounds & looks amazing! Yes If only we could eat pie & not gain weight. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week!
This is one of my favorites.. Can’t wait until fall! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Stacey Keeling says
Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday :)
Jae | Dreaming of Leaving says
Idk how you do it, but hats off to another amazingly mouth-watering creation! And you know I simply must to pin this :) have a great day xo
I love it too, and it is the PERFECT pie-baking dish. Seriously! I love how it cooks my pies! Here’s a similar one on Amazon: https://amzn.to/1Uge9qq
I totally LOVE that skillet! Where in the world did you find that? Oh and your pie looks amazing too :)
Julie Wood says
I love making my Pecan Pie every year during the Holidays, and I like your awesome pie with Chocolate. I never though about making it with chocolate. Your pie looks so pretty!
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