This Chocolate Orange Pecan Pie is the Christmas dessert you didn’t know you were missing! OMG is it good!!! It is absolutely perfect for your Christmas holiday table and just as easy to make as my Southern Pecan Pie with just 2 more ingredients! Jump to Recipe
This spin on the Classic Southern Pecan Pie is really very easy to make but tastes like it took all day, it’s so delicious! Just with 2 extra steps and ingredients you’re on your way to holiday chef stardom!
Add sugar and flour gradually while your beating the eggs. Make sure big lumps from flour are gone.
Add Karo Syrup (light or dark or a combo of both), melted butter, vanilla, and orange liqueur such as Cointreau. Mix well.
Place pecan pieces and chocolate chips in an unbaked pie shell. Pour egg and sugar mixture over pecans.
Design pecan halves on top of filling mixture. Note: most pecan pie recipes I’ve seen skip this step…but this separates a good pecan pie from a great one!! Extra steps make a difference!
Bake at 350 for 45 mins or until filling is set (no jiggle).
Let it rest and cool before serving (a couple of hours) or cover and put in the refrigerator.
Is it Freezable?
Yes and no. I’ve only had one Pecan Pie that I know of that had been frozen a month before Thanksgiving, my Aunt Jill’s (again another famous cook). She brought it one year for Thanksgiving, still in all the freezer wrap but thawed out. It tasted good but the whole crust was stuck to the pan. It made a great ice cream topping!
Speaking of Toppings!
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is my first choice. Whole Foods own brand of 356 everyday is really good. They have a 2 hour delivery window…how sweet for the holidays!
Real Whipped Cream…maybe with a little bourbon and powdered sugar whipped in.
Chocolate Pecan Pie is very popular and easily adapted from my basic southern pecan pie recipe. 1 cup of chocolate chips in the bottom with the pecan pieces and you’ve got a perfect Chocolate Pecan Pie!
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie is truly a special pie. I made one last year and it was a HIT and again easily adapted from my basic pecan pie. 1 cup of chocolate chips in the bottom with the pecan pieces and 1 jigger or 1/4 cup of your favorite Bourbon and you’ve got a perfect Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie!
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Pecan Pie lover rejoice in this super scrumptious version of the classic southern pecan pie. Lots of native pecans in a wonderful chocolate orange buttery golden filling . It's delicious!
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword easy, holidays, special occasion
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
4 or 5large or med eggs
1cupKaro Syrup, dark or light
1/4cuporange liqueur, Cointreau
1tspvanillaor more to taste
1.5cuppecans piecesroasted & chopped
1cup chocolate chipsmilk chocolate or dark
pecan halvesroasted, top decoration
If your roasting your pecans then do this step first. Roasting is easy: place pecan halves on a cookie sheet sprayed with spray oil. Bake for about 10mins at 300°. Keep an eye on these they could burn depending on the moisture in the nuts.
Beat eggs well. Add sugar and flour gradually to eggs while stirring.
Add Karo syrup, melted butter (45sec in microwave, separate bowl), vanilla and orange liqueur. Mix well.
Place 1.5 cups of roasted pecans pieces and chocolate chips on bottom of unbaked pie crust.
Pour egg mixture over nuts and chips. Decorate top of pie with remaining pecan halves.
Bake 45mins at 350° or until filling is set.
Let it set for at least 2 hours before serving. ENJOY!