Chocolate Pecan Pie

Recipe from Maximo Lopez May, Hyatt Hotels

This traditional German dessert is actually a twist on the All-American classic…Pecan Pie. Which just goes to show you the whole world loves a good Pecan Pie!



For the Dough

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons demerara or granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup chopped pecan nuts
  • 1/2 cup demerara or granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup bitter chocolate, chopped



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  1. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar. Add the egg and mix until well combined. Stir in the flour and combine to make a dough. Pat the dough into a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the chopped pecans, sugar, butter, milk and chocolate. Heat over low heat until chocolate melts.
  3. Pour the chocolate pecan mixture over the pie dough.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the Chocolate Pecan Pie sit for and additional 15 minutes. Serve while still warm


Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  45 minutes
Serves:  6