- Pie crust 9-inch
- Eggs 3 large • 130 kcal
- golden syrup 1/3 cup
- Maple syrup 1/3 cup
- Dark Brown Sugar 2/3 cup, packed
- Vanilla Extract 2 tsp
- salted butter melted 2 tbsp
- pecans finely chopped 1/2 cup
- whole pecans 1 cup, for topping
- milk or dark chocolate chips 3/4 cup
If you’re looking for a simple dessert that will wow everyone, you have to try this chocolate pecan pie.
It is very quick and easy to make (especially if you buy a ready-baked pastry shell), yet looks fabulous and tastes amazing. Rich chocolate teams perfectly with the pecans, and the salted butter brings out the flavors.
Preheat your oven to 375 °F/170C fan/gas mark 5. Put your oven rack one shelf down from the middle.
Roll your pastry, and place your pie crust into the pie plate. Crimp the edges then put into the fridge to chill while you are making the filling. If you are using a ready-cooked shell, place into pie dish.
Using a large bowl, whisk together your eggs, brown sugar, golden syrup, maple syrup, vanilla, and melted butter.
Stir in the chopped pecans and chocolate chips, then pour into the pie shell.
Bake for about 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and carefully place the whole pecans on top to decorate. Doing this now means there is more chance the pecans will stay on top instead of sinking.
Put the pie back in the oven for another 20 minutes. You want the center to still be slightly wobbly, but the rest of the pie to be puffed up and obviously cooked through.
If you feel like the pie is starting to brown too much while cooking, cover it with foil.
Remove the pie and cool in the dish. This pie has to set for a few hours before serving.
Make sure that you allow plenty of time for this pie to set, or it will not stay firm when you serve it. This makes this pie ideal to make a day ahead of when you want it.