Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chocolate Pecan Fudge Pie

If you have a little extra bittersweet chocolate from yesterday's Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake, here's a great way to use it.  This is an old-fashioned Southern fudge pie, but great chocolate and roasted pecans elevate it into something really special. 
Chocolate Pecan Fudge Pie


2/3        cup      evaporated milk
2           Tbs      butter
6           oz        good-quality bittersweet chocolate
2                      eggs
1           cup      sugar
2           Tbs      unbleached A.P. flour
1/4        tsp       salt
1           tsp       vanilla
1           cup      roasted pecans***, coarsely chopped
1                      unbaked pie shell

*** you can roast the pecans yourself or buy roasted pecans.  Candied pecans are amazing in this pie if you have the time to make them.

  1. Preheat oven to 350° convection (375° conventional) and place shelf in middle of oven.
  2. Combine chocolate, evaporated milk and butter in pyrex measuring cup and melt in short blasts in the microwave until melted.  If you started with chocolate in bar or block form, chop first.  Discs can go straight into the micro.  Be careful to make sure chocolate doesn't burn, stirring well between blasts.  Allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Combine eggs, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and pecans until well blended.  Add melted chocolate mixture and combine well. 
  4. Fill pie shell and bake until crust forms on top but filling is still dark and a bit liquidy underneath, about 30 minutes in our oven.
  5. Cool, then store well-wrapped in the refrigerator.
  6. If desired, top with more pecans and chocolate shavings.  Serve slightly warmed with creme fraiche, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.


  1. I adore these photos. Pecans and dark chocolate is insanely fantastic. The creme fraiche would put me over the top. Good stuff, as always.

  2. Oh wow, pecans and chocolate. I want a slice now!

  3. Wow that looks amazing. I want, I want!!!

  4. No no no why did I look at this in the middle of the morning, it looks amazing! Great photos.

  5. I love pecan pie as it is -- but chocolate-pecan sounds a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

  6. You're killing me! This looks fabulous - it just doesn't get any better than chocolate and roasted pecans.

  7. Oh my god, what are you doing to me?

    First there's been all this baking anyway, which has been difficult enough but LOOK AT THAT! Perfection. 2010 is the year of the pie!

  8. Oh God. This looks amazing. I would like a slice. Now.

  9. I'm obsessed with anything chocolate and pecan... Your desserts look so amazing- Such pretty pictures!

  10. This is similar to a black hole.
    You will be attracted to it so that you can no longer escape.
    Great compliment

  11. You're killing me! I can almost taste this!


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