Best Chocolate Orange Pecan Pie

chocolate orange cointreau pecan pie baked in a glass pie plate on a woven place mat

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This Chocolate Orange Pecan Pie is the Christmas dessert you didn’t know you were missing! Oh my is it good!!! This pie is a magical blend of buttery, golden, decedent filling with a hint of orange and rich dark chocolate morsels all surrounding fresh toasted pecans.

It is absolutely perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday table and as easy to make as this Southern Pecan Pie but with just 2 more ingredients! The holidays are not complete without this glorious treat.

chocolate orange cointreau pecan pie baked in a glass pie plate on a woven place mat

CHOCOLATE ORANGE PECAN PIE INGREDIENTS

I love to make pie, anykind of pie but I do believe Pecan Pie is my obsolute favorite. I’m not sure it’s my favorite because I’m from Oklahoma and I’ve always had a pecan tree in my backyard or because if it’s Thanksgiving and that’s the go light for the eating season.

close up picture of toasted pecan pie halves

QUALITY INGREDIENTS ARE KEY

  • 4 large or 5 medium local farm raised eggs, most stores carry local eggs now days
  • sugar
  • Karo Syrup…I know, I know it’s not all that great for you but it is the holidays!
  • small amount of flour
  • good quality butter
  • vanilla extract…I use Madagascar
  • good quality dark or milk chocolate chips
  • good quality orange liqueur, I used Cointreau 
  • fresh pecans…I use my own pecans from our backyard garden unless it’s the 7th year pecan drought, then I’ll by local
  • pie crust, I use store-bought…it’s easy!
step collage of mixing the pecan pie filling and putting it all together

HOW TO MAKE A CHOCOLATE ORANGE PECAN PIE

  • STEP ONE – Easiest way to start is with an unbaked pie shell or one in a box that you place in your own pie plate or a 10″ cast iron skillet.
  • STEP TWO – Beat your eggs first in a mixing bowl.
  • STEP THREE – Add sugar and flour gradually while beating the eggs. Make sure big lumps from the flour are gone.
  • STEP FOUR – Add Karo Syrup (light or dark or a combo of both), melted butter, vanilla, and orange liqueur such as Cointreau. Mix well.
  • STEP FIVE – Place pecan pieces and chocolate chips in an unbaked pie shell. Pour egg and sugar mixture over pecans.
  • STEP SIX – 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!
  • STEP SEVEN – Bake at 350 for 45 mins or until filling is set (no jiggle).
  • STEP EIGHT – Let it rest and cool before serving (a couple of hours) or cover and put in the refrigerator.
Don’t you love this Rachael Ray Pie Plate!
These make great gifts for new kitchen owners!

CAN YOU FREEZE PECAN PIE?

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!

PECAN PIE 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.
  • Real Dairy Whipped Cream in a can is always a hit with the kids and super fast and convenient. Again another Whole Food 365 item for the holidays!beautiful baked chocolate orange pecan pie in a glass pie plate

PECAN PIE VARIATIONS

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!

slice of chocolate orange Cointreau pecan pie on a china plate

 

MORE HOLIDAY DESSERTS 👇

No-Bake Key Lime Cast Iron Pie! This pie is so pretty served in a cast iron skillet and sooooo good!

Southern Classic Banana Pudding…no-bake, easy, and the longer it sits the better!

No Bake Orange Dream Cast Iron Pie! Beautiful pie and tastes so light and refreshing…perfect for an ending to a heavy holiday meal.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie Bars…These make fantastic food gifts!

Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust…Crazy Good! It’s always time for a lemon bar!

Chocolate Key Lime Cookies Wonderful every day, every holiday treat!!

Chocolate Orange Pecan Pie

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword easy, holidays, special occasion
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 397kcal
Author Elise
Cost 18

Ingredients

  • 4 or 5 large or med eggs
  • 1 cup Karo Syrup, dark or light
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour heaping
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur, Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla or more to taste
  • 1.5 cup pecans pieces roasted & chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips milk chocolate or dark
  • pecan halves roasted, top decoration

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal

 

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