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Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie

Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie – your new favorite tradition! This pie adds just a little something to a traditional pecan pie, for a fun twist on an old favorite!

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We don’t have much luck with neighbors. We tend to live next to loud people, loud dogs, people who assemble patio furniture at 10pm with power tools, people who play music in their garage across the street that vibrates my living room windows, and people who you think are your friend…but aren’t. Where we live now, by far, is the best and quietest neighborhood yet, but everyone keeps to themselves.

I think the whole “keep to ourselves” thing is sort of self-imposed as well. Mel and I have both been burned in the past, so it’s just easier to say hello, bring cookies at Christmas, and chat for a few over lawnmowers than risk becoming frenemies with someone who lives next door to you.

You know the problem with keeping neighbors at arms length? I’ve always wanted to do a progressive dinner, but have never had the chance. I mean, sure, I could do one with my girlfriends, but then we have to drive from place to place…and that’s not fun (and kind of a buzz kill…literally).

So I’m so excited today to be a part of a progressive dinner – a virtual one. You get to go from blog to blog and see a complete meal from drinks to appetizers to main dishes to desserts. And I can bet you can guess what I signed up for…

Pie, of course! Is there anything else? And not just any pie…Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie.

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I know, it’s not a traditional pecan pie…but it’s my new favorite. If I let you in on a secret, promise not to judge me? Okay, here goes: I’m not a huge pecan pie fan. I love the flavor…but not the texture. If it’s too…jiggly…I don’t like it.

Last year I discovered the solution to my jiggly pecan pie issues: add chocolate. I made a Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Pie and the white chocolate really made the texture of the pecan pie perfect for me. So, when I was brainstorming pies for this year, I knew I wanted to make pecan, and I knew it needed to be chocolate pecan.

And then I added toffee bits. You’re welcome.

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The toffee bits add a little extra crunch and a teeny bit of that salty caramel flavor you never knew pecan pie was missing. You know what else would be great with this pie? Bacon. But that’s another post.

The pie starts with my favorite all butter pie crust, but you can totally use a refrigerated crust. My mom always used Pillsbury when I was growing up, so do that if it’s easier! You fill that up with pecans, chocolate chips, and toffee bits. Just a note: put the chocolate and toffee in first, the pecans on top. I did it the other way around (pecans on the bottom) and they couldn’t float to the top because the other add-ins weighed them down. If you want that traditional pecan pie look, be sure to add them as I have written in the instructions.

The pecan pie filling is my mom’s standby recipe. Mom’s always do it right! It’s a recipe that has been made every Thanksgiving and Christmas as long as I can remember. It has that amazing pecan pie flavor that you expect, and the chocolate and toffee just add a little extra.

I could not believe how good this pie was. This pie my new favorite and I’m sure it will become yours too!

Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie | crazyforcrust.com

Now if only I had some neighbors to share it with! :)

Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie

Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust, from a package of two or from scratch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits (Bits o’ Brickle or the kind with chocolate, either is fine)
  • 1 3/4 cups pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Place your pie crust in your pie plate (recipe is written for a 9” pie plate) and crimp edges as desired. Chill until filling is ready and oven is preheated.
  3. Whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, salt, and melted butter together.
  4. Remove pie shell from refrigerator. Sprinkle the chocolate and toffee chips on the bottom. Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the chocolate and toffee. Pour filling over the top. Let it sit for a minute so the pecans can rise to the top.
  5. Place pie on a cookie sheet. Tear off strips of foil that are apporximately 1 1/2”-2” wide. Carefully mold them to your crust edge. This is to keep it from getting too brown.
  6. Place pie in the 450F oven and bake for 10 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350F. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil strips (carefully - they’re hot). Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes until crust is lightly browned and filling is brown around the edges. It will still wiggle slightly in the center. (The total baking time is about 45-50 minutes.) Cool completely before cutting.
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61 Responses to “Toffee Chocolate Pecan Pie”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on November 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm (#)

    ” live next to loud people, loud dogs, people who assemble patio furniture at 10pm with power tools, people who play music in their garage across the street that vibrates my living room windows, and people who you think are your friend…but aren’t.”– OMG THAT’S me! Everything you said. Yes, that is so my life. Every time I move, I trade out 1 issue, only to pick up another one.

    Your pie looks great. Don’t hate me, but I am not a pecan pie person either. But with toffee, I’d be into it more!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      That’s so true Averie! Totally happened with every move!

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  2. Megan - The Emotional Baker posted on November 8, 2013 at 2:29 am (#)

    What great additions. I really like that you added chocolate. I’ll have to try this!

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  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on November 8, 2013 at 4:57 am (#)

    This is so fun!!! LOVE the pie, too. Anything with toffee and chocolate=heaven!

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  4. Erin | The Emerging Foodie posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:04 am (#)

    Brilliant! This looks SO good. 20x better than regular pecan pie. And that whole neighbor thing? Neighbors are the worst! What ever happened to common courtesy?

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      What’s that? I don’t think anyone has it anymore!

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  5. Tieghan posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:49 am (#)

    We are pecan pie buddies today! LOL!
    Mine are cupcakes, so you take the pie and boy does it look incredible! I always do chocolate pecan pies, never just pecan. But toffee? Now that is truly awesome! This looks amazing!

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  6. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:52 am (#)

    Dorothy, this looks AMAZING! Like, REALLY GOOD! Love the addition of toffee and chocolate to pecan pie…you took it to a whole new level!

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  7. Kelly posted on November 8, 2013 at 6:17 am (#)

    Amazeballs, friend. Wish I could serve myself a slice right now :)

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  8. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life posted on November 8, 2013 at 6:29 am (#)

    *gasp* I didn’t think I could like pecan pie more … lie. This is incredible, Dorothy. Oh my goodness, it looks even thicker and fudgier and nutty. What a pie! You definitely hit this one out of the park. Pinning!

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  9. Lynne E. posted on November 8, 2013 at 8:37 am (#)

    Toffee bits in Chocolate Pecan Pie…. YES PLEASE!!

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  10. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on November 8, 2013 at 9:12 am (#)

    This looks great. I love regular pecan pie.. so I’m sure this AMPED up version is right down my ally :)

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  11. Elissa R posted on November 8, 2013 at 10:07 am (#)

    I love chocolate, and I love pecan pie!!!!! This is my dream come true! Sadly my husband and his family don’t. My sisters and I loooooove chocolate, and I’m sure they’ll love this recipe, but one is in Spain and the other in Mexico, and I usually make pecan pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas with my husband’s family. If I omit the chocolate chips and I use only the toffee, would the result be awful??? I’d like to make this recipe, but I don’t want to eat the whole pie by myself! Help!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      No, I think even with just the toffee it would be fabulous! If you leave out the toffee and chocolate it’s a really good pecan pie, the add-ins just take it over the top!

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  12. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry posted on November 8, 2013 at 10:38 am (#)

    Loving this twist on traditional pecan pie!

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  13. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on November 8, 2013 at 10:47 am (#)

    I would say this is now the best way to eat pecan pie!!

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  14. Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling posted on November 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm (#)

    You are ON to something here! I love the idea of a neighborhood progressive dinner…..if only I had enough good neighbors that that would be enjoyable!! The pie looks awesome – I always love a fun, delicious variation on an old favorite! :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      I know, me too! Thanks Cathy!

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  15. Michelle @ Life on the Horizon posted on November 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm (#)

    This looks absolutely DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing!!

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  16. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on November 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm (#)

    My heart is yours!! For a slice of this wonderful pie of course :)

    Reply

  17. Jen Condon posted on November 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm (#)

    My mom makes the best chocolate, Kailua, pecan pice! I think I will try adding toffee bits to that! Yum!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Kahlua pecan pie? OMG!!!! I need that!

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      • Jen Condon replied on November 17th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

        6oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate (1 1/4c)
        1/4 c plus 1 1/2T Kailua liqueur
        3 eggs beaten
        1/2 c packed dj bring sugar
        1/2c maple syrup or an additional 1/2 c br sugar
        1/2 c light corn syrup
        2 t vanilla
        1/4 t salt
        1/2 c melted butter
        1 1/2c shelled pecan halves (reserving 1/2 for garnish.

        Melt together chocolate and Kaluhlua. Beat in eggs, sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, vanilla and salt together. Add in the melted butter and stir until incorporated Stir in 1c pecan halves. Pour mixture into uncooked pie shell. Decorate ith reserved pecans (I use the “pretty” ones for this part.
        Bake 350 for 40-50 minutes allow to cool on rack before slicing. Great with whip cream on top.

        A favorite Thanksgiving picture is when my now 15 year old was just 3. He was helping place the pecans on top. Each time he out one on top he would stick his fingers in the pie mixture and then luck them off before going onto the next pecan half (good thing baking kills the germs!)

        I think adding toffee bits to this pie would be an amazing addition!

        • Jen Condon replied on November 17th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

          For a 9″ pie

        • Dorothy Kern replied on November 17th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

          That sounds fabulous!

  18. Susan posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm (#)

    I hear ya on the neighbors. Both next door neighbors, the people across the street and the people behind me must all get together once a week and make a list of ways to be bad neighbors.

    Anyway…this sort of reminds me of a Derby pie, which is absolutely one of my favorite things on Earth. I shall be making one of your pies!

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  19. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm (#)

    My husband always begs me to make pecan pie at Thanksgiving, but I’ve just never really been a fan. With CHOCOLATE though?? Whole different story! ;)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Yes – with chocolate. DO IT. :)

      Reply

  20. Kathy posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm (#)

    I’m not a fan of pecan pie either. But I think it’s mainly because I have just not had a good one. This sounds fabulous with the chocolate and toffee!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      It’s the best Kathy!

      Reply

  21. Kim of Mo'Betta posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm (#)

    I felt like you’re my sister by another mother while reading this post! I can so relate…from the neighbors to the texture of pecan pie. I have a problem with pumpkin and pecan due to their texture. I’m loveloveloving the adding of chocolate and toffee bits. Pinning :-)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      LOL! I have SO many texture issues…almost as much as neighbor issues!

      Reply

  22. Mom posted on November 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm (#)

    Wow, this looks great. I recently had pie at a restaurant that was pecan with chocolate and coconut! Yes, that was great. Toffee sounds even better!
    xoxo

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      I KNOW. I wanted to add coconut. Next time. And, er, I have this in the freezer too…

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  23. Yvonne @ bitter baker posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm (#)

    What an awesome pie! Really wanna try this!

    Reply

  24. Laurie F. posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm (#)

    I want your mom to bring this pie to Thanksgiving dinner! About neighbors, we are just pinching ourselves right now, blessed with good, quiet neighbors, but it wasn’t that way until recently. We had a crazy dog next door that would bark continuously every time he stepped outside (even 4:00 am.) The neighbors all rejoiced when a for sale sign appeared on their front lawn; I wanted to throw a block party.

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      LOL, that was our last neighborhood. She got rid of the dog because we complained so much and it ended up in our backyard more often than not.

      I’m not sure if my mom would be okay with a new version of her pie, lol. But she’d be allll over the chocolate!

      Reply

  25. Meg @ Sweet Twist posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm (#)

    I would come to your house for dinner if this was dessert. DELICIOUS!

    Reply

  26. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on November 9, 2013 at 5:31 am (#)

    Love the virtual progressive dinner idea. Although, dang, this pie needs to be eaten with friends! LOVE every thing you put in there…toffee? OMG!!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 10th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      TOFFEE. Yes!!! Thanks Aimee!

      Reply

  27. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen posted on November 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm (#)

    Pecan pie is one of my favorite desserts – but chocolate AND toffee added to it? O.M.G!

    Reply

  28. Iram posted on November 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm (#)

    I am GUARANTEED gonna make this. :) I love your pie picture.

    Reply

  29. Shannon at MadiganMade posted on November 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm (#)

    You can never go wrong with toffee and chocolate! Yum!

    Reply

  30. Cheri posted on November 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm (#)

    I made this pie for my husband tonight. We and our 3 boys LOVED it! Soooo good!

    Reply

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  32. Amy posted on November 14, 2013 at 10:19 pm (#)

    I totally hear you on the neighbors thing. I’ve tried knocking on one neighbor’s door two different nights this week with a batch of cookies (because you know us baking bloggers, always trying to get rid of one thing to start on the next). They have a frosted window right next to the door, and both times, I watched the person’s shadow walk to the door, peer through the peephole, and walk away. I’m NOT a solicitor; I’m trying to give you cookies!! I’m sure if you showed up on your neighbors’ porches with your amazing pie and invited them to a progressive dinner, you’d get a resounding, “YES!!” :)

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 15th, 2013 at 6:21 am

      Ugh how annoying! Once I tried to deliver mail that was mis-delivered to a neighbor down the street. I could HEAR them talking, I heard the doorbell, the dog barked. NOTHING. So annoying. Thanks for reading Amy!

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      • Amy replied on November 15th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

        Oh my gosh, that’s the worst! Especially when you’re trying to be a kind neighbor. Hopefully that was a story from the past and they don’t live on your current street!

  33. Stephanie @ Back For Seconds posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm (#)

    I LOVE this version of pecan pie! I just might make this for thanksgiving!

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  34. Lee posted on November 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm (#)

    I made this last week. It was amazing, only thing was that it didn’t set up all the way. I thought it was set up but when i cut into it was a little liquidy still. Any tips on how to get it all the way set up?

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on November 26th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      I’m sorry Lee! When you took it out of the oven was it just slightly jiggly in the center? How long did you let it cool? I like to let it chill in the refrigerator even, then for sure it’s set. If I want it served warm, I usually warm it after slicing.

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  35. Mary Frances posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm (#)

    This looks so decadent and delicious! I wish I had a slice right now!

    Reply

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