Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie

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Every year since we’ve lived on our own (so, that’s sixteen years if you are counting), I’ve made a pecan pie for Thanksgiving. And, most of the time, one for Christmas, too. It’s my favorite holiday pie, hands down. The buttery crust, the caramel like layer on the top, and the sweet middle that cancels out with the butteriness of the crust. You’ll be sure to want to make a chocolate coconut pecan pie after reading this post!

Basically, it’s amazing. And, if you can imagine, it’s even better slightly warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This year, I decided to jazz up the recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook. I always add more pecans (because yum), and this year decided to add some chocolate (also yum) and coconut. It was a huge hit.

The ingredients:

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Notice all of that sugar and sweet goodness? If your crust gets a crack, it can become impossible to get off the dish. Spray that bad boy down with some cooking spray. You’ll thank me. 

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie

Remove the pie from the oven and notice that there isn’t any burned crust. Next time using this dish, I will make a bigger crust and probably do the recipe 1.5 times.

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie

Professional pie cutter, I am not, but notice there is zero sticking of the pie!

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie

Preferably, serve the pie warm with a nice scoop (ours broke) of vanilla ice cream! And, enjoy.

Chocoalte coconut pecan pie

Previously, when I’ve made any version of pecan pie, I end up overflowing the dish and cooking it on a cookie sheet….which ends up with pecan pie insides overflowing all over it. It’s a sticky mess and I’ve actually thrown away the cookie sheet. Whoops! Cook and learn, right?

Between this huge pie dish and the cooking spray, it literally took a quick wipe down of the dish and it was as good as new.

Take home message? Make all the pie. Always add chocolate. 

 

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie

Yummy version of a pecan pie classic.

Ingredients

  • pie crust homemade or store bought. I do store bought….needed an extra large for this pie pan, but it worked
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. butter melted (trust me, use real butter only)
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 c. pecans halved or pieces
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • unsweetened shave coconut
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Put crust into pie pan.
  • Beat all ingredients except pecans, chocolate and coconut until well-blended.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust.
  • Sprinkle pecans throughout the pie filling (yes, they can and will sink and it’s okay).
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips (about 1/2-3/4 c.) and shredded coconut (about 1/2 c.) into the filling as well.
  • If you are using a crust that sticks up more than this, I’d recommend covering the edge of the crust with foil. I’d had the crust burn before. This time, I didn’t cover it.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes until the pie is set and the top is a ice golden brown.

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34 Comments

  1. Yum! I love pecan pie. Pinning your recipe to try later! My favorite pie recipe is one for pumpkin pie that I got from Make the Bread, Buy the Butter. I use store-bought crust, too.

  2. I love pecans but never heard this take. I am not a fan of coconut but I may still try it out and just do a little of it.

  3. grandma pat says:

    this pie sounds yummy. A little german chocolate flare.

  4. Husband tried something new this year with his apple pie …. he put it on a cookie sheet as always, but lined the cookie sheet with foil! BRILLIANT!

    We have a cookie sheet that has some sort of baked spillage all over it. It’s our, “baking and will be overflowing” cookie sheet now.

  5. Pecan pie is my favorite! I made a vanilla one for Thanksgiving this year- it had a cheesecake-like layer on the bottom. So good. Might have to try yours, too!

  6. Lura Staffanson says:

    I will definitely try this… Thanks

  7. WOW, what an awesome trio of flavors all together in one pie. Sounds completely irresistible! Yum!

  8. I love chocolate and pecans. coconut not so much. If I try this I will have to leave out the coconut

  9. Chocolate, pecans AND coconut!! You have all of my favorite things in this pie, YUM! I’m sure that if any of that gooey sweetness gets stuck to the bottom of the pan it will be impossible to get out of the dish. I’ll be sure to spray the pan with PAM before I make this pie…and I WILL make this pie

  10. Yum! Yum! I’ve been on the lookout for a new pecan pie recipe, so thank you for sharing.

  11. Jessie C. says:

    Pam makes baking much fun and easier.

  12. That looks VERY YUMMY! Pinning this and will add it to our menu for Christmas

  13. I have never had a flavored pecan pie. I just eat regular old ordinary pecan pie. It is now clear that my life has been a waste up to this point.

  14. Man. I wish I wasn’t allergic to coconut. That looks delicious, and the coconut adds a nice touch.

  15. mrs. hils says:

    Wow, those are some fancy terms and conditions. I would like to personally vouch for the chocolaty-coconutty deliciousness of this very pie! Pecan pie is usually not my favorite, but that’s because I’ve never had it with the bonus ingredients. And, that Le Creuset is mighty pretty. 🙂

  16. Mmm pecan pie. I didn’t get any this year because we didn’t go to my mom’s family dinner at Thanksgiving. My aunt makes it every year and it’s so yummy! I think chocolate would be a great addition (not much on the taste of coconut).

  17. Why did I never think of spraying the pan with Pam before putting the crust in. And anything with chocolate in it I’m game! May try this recipe for Christmas!

  18. Wow – that pie looks amazing. I sure would like to try a piece.

    I don’t know how I would ever make it without PAM in my kitchen.

  19. That sounds incredible! My husband comes from a very Southern family, so peach cobbler and pecan pie are usually staples at family events. This would be a fun dessert to bring because it adds a new twist to a traditional recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I can’t wait to try this. Great tip about the Pam. I never thought about using it that way but it would be so helpful.

  21. That looks fabulous! I like your changes to the recipe a lot, and it’s funny because I just bought Pam this weekend for the first time in years and years and years. I haven’t used it yet, but I’m curious if it will be better than the spattering crap I was using.

  22. I like chocolate and pecan is one of my favorite pies, so this seems like a winning combination to me.

  23. That looks so delicious, I love pecan pie add the chocolate and coconut. That takes it to a whole nuther level. 😉

  24. It sounds like a yummy pie. I have never heard of a chocolate coconut pecan pie.

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