Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie With Video

by Alli

My favorite fall dessert recipes usually include pecans. Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie combines two of my favorite foods – pecans and chocolate. Stir pecans into a chocolate custard, bake in a pie crust and serve warm with vanilla, chocolate or coffee ice cream. This is a comfort dessert to the max.

For even more recipes with pecans, check out my Best Recipes Featuring Pecans.

I always serve pecan themed desserts at Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the holiday season, I bake traditional pecan pies, Dixie’s pecan cobbler, and Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie. 

My dad’s pecan trees haven’t produced in the last couple of years and I’ve about depleted my stash of frozen pecans. GA pecans are the best in the world and my fingers are crossed for a good crop next fall.

For this recipe, you can use a premade pie crust or make it yourself. I have to admit that pastry is not my strong suit. So, I usually buy pre-made pie crusts. You can find them in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store.

Pie Crust Recipe for Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

If you want to make your own pie crust for this chocolate pecan pie, here is the recipe. It makes one pie crust. 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening, chilled
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water

In a medium bowl with a fork, lightly stir together the flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about the size of peas.

Sprinkle in cold water, a tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with a fork after each addition until the pastry just holds together. Shape the pastry into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 1/8″ thick circle, 2 inches larger (all around) than the pie plate. Roll half of the pastry circle gently onto the rolling pin and transfer to pie plate. Unroll, easing into bottom and sides of plate. 

With kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, trim the pastry edges, leaving a 1″ overhang. Fold overhang under and pinch to form a high edge. Use your fingers to flute edges. 

Secrets To A Perfect Pie Crust

The secret to a good pie crust is to use shortening (not butter) and ice-cold water. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. But don’t overmix! 

Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

It doesn’t take very long to mix all the ingredients together for this pie. I always start with a clean kitchen and all the ingredients. You can whisk the ingredients right in the saucepan. It doesn’t get any easier.

Prepare the pie crust and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

pie crust for pecan chocolate pie

Melt two squares of chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring often, until just melted. Remove from heat.

Melt chocolate for pecan pie

Add the two sugars, milk, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, and eggs. Mix well with a wire whisk. Make sure to use a silicon-coated wire whisk if you use a nonstick saucepan. Stir in pecans.

Stir pie ingredients together

Pour the pecan mixture into the pie crust and bake for 50-55 minutes or until filling is puffed.

Pecan ingredients in pie crust

I always place the pie plate on a baking sheet before baking. It makes it easier to remove the pie from the oven. 

Pecan Pie with Chocolate

Yield: 8 servings

Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie with Chocolate

Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie - Pecans are stirred into a chocolate custard, baked in a pie crust and served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 9-inch unbaked piecrust
  • 2 squares (2 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a two-quart saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate with butter just until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add sugar and brown sugar, milk, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, and eggs. With a hand mixer or whisk, beat until well mixed. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  4. Pour mixture into piecrust. Bake for 50-55 minutes until filling is puffed. Cool. Serve with vanilla, coffee or chocolate ice cream, if desired.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 472Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 86mgSodium 248mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 3gSugar 40gProtein 7g

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Tasheena September 24, 2019 - 9:39 am

This looks so yummy. I can’t wait to make this for my family. I love pecan pie.

GiGi Eats September 24, 2019 - 9:41 am

Oh hubba HUBBBBAAAAA!!!! This looks like Thanksgiving dessert COME EARLY, Alli!

Jeanette September 24, 2019 - 9:55 am

Are you had to say was chocolate and you had me. I love chocolate I’ve never thought about putting it into a pecan pie but I’m definitely going to try it.

Melissa Chapman September 24, 2019 - 10:52 am

That pecan pie does look amazing and adding fudge to it is a real winner. I have always loved pecan pie around the holidays when my husband makes it

Victoria @Giveaways 4 Mom September 24, 2019 - 11:12 am

This looks delicious. I haven’t had pecan pie since I was a kid. My grandmother used to make it during the holidays.

Tami Qualls September 24, 2019 - 11:55 am

My husband always enjoys his pecan pie during the holidays. I’m sure he’d take a piece or two fo this delicious delight.

Amanda September 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm

That pie looks like a slice of heaven! Warmed up with a scoop of ice cream on top and I am HERE FOR IT!

Amber Myers September 24, 2019 - 1:34 pm

I do love pie. This one looks delicious. I love regular pecan pie, and adding chocolate fudge will make it even better.

Sarah Bailey September 24, 2019 - 3:58 pm

Oh my goodness this looks absolutely delicious. I mean who doesn’t love chocolate and fudge and pecan pie is amazing too! Great way to add them together.

Emily September 24, 2019 - 4:33 pm

Woah, I have never had a fudge pecan pie but it sounds amazing! I have such a big sweet tooth and the fact that the holidays are coming up means that there is always tons of yummy desserts!

Rena September 24, 2019 - 5:15 pm

Okay, I live in the south and have never heard of chocolate fudge pecan pie but it sounds heavenly!

Terri Steffes September 24, 2019 - 9:47 pm

Oh yes, this is a wonderful recipe. I think I would like it, even though I am not a HUGE fan of pecans. I think my family would love it.

Marysa September 24, 2019 - 9:56 pm

This sounds like the best of both worlds! I love pecan pie and the chocolate would take it to another level. Perfect to make this fall!

Denay DeGuzman September 25, 2019 - 1:25 am

This chocolate pecan pie looks absolutely fabulous! I’d love to make one of these for Thanksgiving.

Ruth I September 25, 2019 - 4:29 am

I am dying to get a hold of this! This is a pie that I’d never get tired eating. Thank you for the great recipe.

Gervin Khan September 25, 2019 - 7:38 am

This pecan pie looks so delicious and I am so excited to make this recipe for the whole family.

Lisa Favre September 25, 2019 - 8:40 am

You totally had me at chocolate fudge and then I saw the rest of the recipe and I told myself, “Okay, I am SO making this!” My mom would also adore it because she loves pecan pie.

Beth September 25, 2019 - 3:06 pm

My sister-in-law makes a great pecan pie, but I’ve never seen a chocolate pecan pie. I need to give this a try!

Erin August 26, 2020 - 4:14 pm

I’ve made 3 for friends and all cracked pretty bad on top. No big deal but definitely not good presentation. Any suggestions?

Alli August 26, 2020 - 4:28 pm

Custard pies, pecan pies, and pumpkin pies have a tendency to crack. Cracking is usually caused by overbaking so make sure you’re not baking the pies too long.

Erin August 26, 2020 - 4:59 pm

Ok I baked 50 min on 325. Thank you!


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