This chocolate pecan pie is going to be the star of your holiday dessert table this season! This pie is made without corn syrup and while it is a healthier version of pecan pie, you and your guests won’t be able to tell!
When it comes to making pie, I have two major criteria:
- it must be amazingly delicious
- it must be ridiculously easy
And guess what? This pecan pie is definitely those two things. Excuse me, I mean, this chocolate pecan pie. Because why make a pecan pie without the chocolate?
I mean, this picture here is proof of number 1 – you can just tell it’s going to be a darn good piece of pie:
This is the pie for those of you intimated by making pie. I promise you, this pecan pie is a really simple recipe.
The pecan pie filling is a cinch to make and the crust is super easy too! You can use any crust that you’d like with this recipe but I highly suggest my flaky grain free and nut free paleo pie crust – it’s the perfect crust for this pecan pie and so simple to make too! No need to roll out any dough, just make the crust in a food processor and press it into a pie pan. I’ve also made this pecan pie using the frozen gluten free pie crusts from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and those are great too.
a healthier pecan pie that still tastes rich and decadent
It’s true, there’s no corn syrup in this pecan pie recipe but trust me when I say that this pie is still incredibly decadent. You won’t miss a thing.
Rather than use corn syrup, my recipe calls for a combination of maple syrup and brown sugar (or coconut sugar if you want to keep things paleo-friendly).
There’s also plenty of butter, pecans and chocolate chips! And we can’t forget the vanilla extract which adds great flavor and aroma.
For the pecans, I like using a combination of roasted/salted pecans and raw pecans but you can use whatever you prefer. I use roasted inside the pie and raw on top to decorate 🙂
I made this chocolate pecan pie for a Friendsgiving party and it went faster than pumpkin pie, which I think is pretty telling. It’s also a hit with my family (especially my husband who loves pecan pie).
I can’t wait to hear what you and your friends/family think of this chocolate pecan pie!Print
- Homemade Pie Crust (gluten free paleo nut free crust) OR Store Bought Crust
Pecan Pie Filling:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Pour 1 cup chopped pecans and chocolate chips into pie crust and spread out.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add the brown sugar and mix until well combined.
- Remove from heat, then add the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Whisk the eggs in a large separate bowl. Add the hot mixture to the eggs very slowly to temper the eggs. Once combined, pour this mixture into the pie crust over the pecans and chocolate chips.
- Place the pie in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 45 minutes or until the filling it set. Keep an eye on the pie to make sure the crust does not burn!
- Allow the pie to cool completely, then cover the pie until time to serve.
- I like using a combination of roasted and salted pecans and raw pecans but you can use whatever you prefer! I use roasted inside the pie and raw on top to decorate 🙂