This pie is always a hit with my family at Thanksgiving, so I decided to spruce it up for my cookbook! The original recipe had you bake the pie and then add the pecans on top afterward, which was always kind of weird. LOL. Sometimes I look back at my older recipes and wonder what in the world I was thinking. If you’re a food blogger, please tell me you feel the same way. 😂
The filling is the typical, gooey pecan pie filling, except with lots of chocolate. The new-and-improved version is topped with pecans before it goes in the oven, like a normal pie. Again, I don’t know why I didn’t do it this way the first time. Maybe I thought he pecans would burn on top? Lol, idk. But here’s a fun look at the previous version for old time’s sake:
Chocolate Turtle Pecan Pie
All Butter Pie Crust:
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 6 tbsp cold butter
- 6 tbsp cold water
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 cups pecan halves for garnish
- ½ cup prepared caramel sauce for garnish
- Ice cream to serve
- To make the pie crust, combine flour and sugar in a food processor. Add butter and pulse until crumbly. With processor running, add water one tablespoon at a time until dough comes together and forms a ball. Turn out onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a ball. Chill for 30 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, turn out dough and roll into a 12-inch circle. Lift dough using a rolling pin (if dough is hard to work with, return to the refrigerator to help it firm up a bit) and lay over a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Gently press into pie plate and flute the edges. Beat egg and milk with a fork until pale and frothy. Brush egg wash over edges of pie crust.
- To make the pie filling, preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, eggs, sugar and cocoa powder. Stir until well blended. Then add the melted butter, vanilla, and chopped pecans and mix well. Pour the pie filling into the pie crust. Arrange pecan halves over filling. Bake the pie for one hour. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Drizzle with caramel sauce before serving.
I’ve been totally feeling like something turtle recently, how did you know? I am so excited about this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Tori! 🙂
This was great. The chocolate flavor seemed extra good. Not sure why. I loved it. 🙂
Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! 🙂
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would go so fast in my family. Now you see it. Now you don’t!
Thanks, Carol! It went pretty fast at my house too. 🙂
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
I am so not tired of pies! Especially when chocolate and pecans are involved. 😀 What a gorgeous dessert, Beth!
Thanks, Jess! Chocolate and pecans are perfect for each other!
Oh my! Brown butter pecans!?!? I need those in my belly … even by themselves! haha This pie looks completely delicious Beth! Hope you had a fantastic holiday!
Thanks, Ashley! I hope you had a great holiday too!
Nora (A Clean Bake) says
I don’t know what has come over me this year but I can’t get enough pecan pie, especially not the kind that involves a chocolatey filling!
Yeah, I’m really glad I’ve come around to it! Pecans have grown on me a lot recently. 🙂
Rachel @ Bakerita says
OMG this pie looks amazing!!! Pecan pie is so delicious, but making it turtle flavored?! Swoon. Pinned!
Thanks, Rachel! I love turtle flavored things. Whoever first came up with that is a genius. 🙂
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I think this is the most ridiculously amazing pecan pie I’ve seen yet this holiday season. Wowzers!
Wow, thanks Ashley! 🙂
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
This is honestly one of the most beautiful pies I’ve ever seen. You’re killing it with this awesome dessert photography wow!
Jessica @ Sweet Menu says
Good golly! I NEED this pie! It looks incredible!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
This is seriously the prettiest (and OMG the most decadent) pie I’ve ever seen!
Pecan Pie is one of my favorite desserts! I can’t get over how beautiful yours is and it looks so gooey and chocolaty. Yum!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
I’m usually not a huge fan of pecan pie, but I’m pretty sure a slice of this pie would change my mind! This looks incredible!
Oh, wow, yum, this looks fantastic. I’ve been looking for a pie recipe for Christmas and this just might be it!
So much to love about this pie!!!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
This pie looks gorgeous, Beth! I love pecan pie but the brown butter and chocolate make this even more perfect! It sounds incredibly delicious!
Annie @Maebells says
I am drooling! This seriously looks so so so good!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Beth, I will never be tired of pies, especially if they look this gorgeous! Pecan pie speaks to me and yours makes me want a slice immediately 🙂
Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says
oh my gosh this looks amazing
Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire says
Yuuuum! To be honest, I don’t like plain pecans, but when you bake them up or cover them in chocolate and/or caramel, it’s a whole other story. This pie is beyond gorgeous and I’d love to have one or two big slices!
I could never be tired of pies, especially when chocolate, turtle and pecans are involved. Love this, Beth! Pinned!
First of all, totally jealous of two Thanksgiving!!! And second of all, I am never tired of pies. Silly! Love this pecan pie 🙂
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
These look absolutely amazing! I feel like I can already taste it! Beautiful pictures, I can’t wait to see them in real life! Excited to try! 🙂
Followed directions and cooked for an hour even though it seemed like a long time. Filling tasted okay but was heavy and dense like lead. Will not be making again
bookmarked!!, I love your website!