Homemade Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie! Just one bite will have you hooked.
Let’s cut to the chase – Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away and we’ve got some major baking to do! So, without further ado, allow me to introduce you to a new holiday favorite: Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie.
This tried and true recipe features a creamy chocolate filling, crunchy pecans, and melt-in-your mouth coconut cream… all on top of a flaky butter crust! It’s like 3 desserts in one… and it’s 100% amazing.
Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success:
- Although I’ve included a recipe for homemade pie crust below, you may use your favorite pie crust recipe in its place… or buy one from the store! #Idontjudge
- You must blind bake the pie crust before filling it. For this step you’ll need pie weights, rice, or dried beans. All 3 will work fine, so it’s really just a question of what you have on hand.
- If you have a nut allergy, this pie can be made without the pecans. Simply leave them out!
- Be sure to cool your pie completely before digging in! If you try slicing the pie while it’s still warm the chocolate will ooze all over the place and make a huge mess. If you need to speed up the cooling process, place the pie in the fridge for a few hours.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bakerbynature on instagram! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day.
Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie
- For the crust:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup very cold unsalted butter, cut into tiny cubes
- 1/2 cup ice water (you probably won’t use it all)
- For the chocolate filling:
- 4 ounces 70% bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- (1) 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 large egg + 4 large egg yolks, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
- For the coconut filling:
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 2 ounces SALTED butter, cut into tiny pieces
- 2 egg yolks
- (1) 7 oz bag sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
- For the crust:
- Mix flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor or blender. Add butter and pulse until a coarse meal forms. Slowly blend in just enough ice water to form moist clumps. Gather the dough into a ball and divide in half (you can use a kitchen scale if you want them to be perfectly even). Form dough into 2 balls and gently flatten into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.
- For fillings and assembly:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
- On a generously floured surface roll dough out and into a large circle; about 1/8" in thickness. Carefully fold in 4 and transfer to a 9-in. pie plate; unfold and fit it into the plate. Trim the edges to about a 1/2 inch over the rim of the plate, then fold or flute the edges to your liking.
- Line the pie crust with a double layer of aluminum foil, then fill with pie weights or uncooked rice.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden brown. Remove foil and weights and bake for 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 375 degrees (F).
- In a microwave or double-boiler, melt chocolates in a large heat-proof bowl; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature, then whisk in milk, egg, egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Fold in pecans.
- Pour chocolate filling into the crust and bake for 15 - 18 minutes, or until center is set. Cool for at least 30 minutes on a wire rack.
- While the pie is cooling, make your coconut topping!
- In a small heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, half and half and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat.
- Place egg yolks in a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot cream mixture into the yolks to temper the mixture, then return everything to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook 2-3 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly; the mixture will thicken during this time. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and vanilla; cool 10 minutes.
- Pour coconut mixture over chocolate filling and sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before cutting into slices and serving.
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