Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie has an Oreo crust, a salted caramel pecan layer, and a thick chocolate ganache layer topped with sea salt! This pie is the epitome of decadence!

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Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie - this EASY no bake pie recipe has an Oreo crust, a layer of salted caramel and pecans, and is topped off with a thick layer of chocolate ganache and a topping of sea salt! EVERYONE loved this pie!

You guys, my life is weird. Last Monday I flew to Nashville for dinner. Who does that? (Apparently, I do.)

The time change was Sunday and we gained an hour. Then Monday morning I got up at 3am for my flight to Nashville which was going great until it rained in Dallas. We sat on the tarmac for 2 hours! By the time we finally took off I needed a cocktail in the worst way and they didn’t even charge me for it. (And that is why I now love American Airlines a little bit more.)

Since we basically missed the event (Averie was on my flight) we went out for drinks later that evening. Then I went to bed and got up at 4am for my flight home, where I got in at noon. I pretty much had no idea what time it was for days.

My work travel is now over for 2016 and Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK. Yes, you read that right. Are you still compiling dessert recipes? I sure hope so because I have 3 pies for you that you have to add to your list.

My first pie for you is this Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie. It’s beyond insane. The rich fudgy ganache layer is perfect with just a sprinkling of sea salt. This is a GORGEOUS pie and will be the perfect accompaniment to any holiday table…or because it’s a random Wednesday and you need chocolate.

EASY no-bake Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie - an oreo crust with salted caramel, pecans, chocolate ganache, and sea salt!

There are so many amazing things about this pie. First, the crust. It’s an Oreo crust. The chocolate of the Oreos is a must for the caramel and chocolate in the pie. This would also be delicious with a shortbread crust!

Fun fact, I made this pie in a 9″ springform pan, like the Butterscotch Pie I shared over the summer. The removable sides make it easy to serve and slice the pie, especially if you’re taking it somewhere and don’t want to lose the pie plate. You can also use a tart pan with removable base or a regular old 9″ pie plate.

Next, on top of the crust goes a salted caramel layer. I made this super easy by just melting caramel squares with heavy whipping cream. Then I stirred in toasted pecans and some Kosher salt to give it that salty sweet flavor. Adding the salt really does take the flavor up a notch.

And then, last but certainly not least, the best part: the rich dark chocolate ganache layer. I used a dark chocolate chip (60% cacao) mixed with heavy whipping cream for a simple ganache. Use a good chocolate chip that you like best. Regular semi-sweet would work here too.

To top it all off, a sprinkling of sea salt. When the rich sweet chocolate hits your tongue followed by the salt it is really a party on your tastebuds.

I mean, just look at the sea salt on top of this pie. Doesn’t it scream gourmet? No one at your party has to know really how EASY it was to make.

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie - this EASY no bake pie recipe has an Oreo crust, a layer of salted caramel and pecans, and is topped off with a thick layer of chocolate ganache and a topping of sea salt! EVERYONE loved this pie!

The crunchy crust, sweet and chewy caramel and pecans, and the thick chocolate ganache all combine for an epic and delicious WOW dessert. I know this will be the hit of any party!

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Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie has an Oreo crust, a salted caramel pecan layer, and a thick chocolate ganache layer topped with sea salt! This pie is the epitome of decadence!

Ingredients:

  • 25 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces (about 30) caramel squares, unwrapped
  • 1 cup + 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon kosher Salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (see note)
  • 2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sea Salt (coarse) for finishing

 

 

Directions:

  1. Spray bottom and sides of a 9” springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. You can also use a 9” tart pan (with removable bottom) or a 9” pie plate.
  2. Stir Oreo crumbs and melted butter with a fork, then press into the bottom and 1” up the sides of the pan. (If using a tart pan or pie plate, press the crumbs all the way up the sides.) Chill until ready to fill.
  3. Place caramels and 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream in a medium bowl. Heat on high power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the mixture is smooth. Stir in salt to taste, then pecans, then spread evenly in the bottom of the pan.
  4. Place chocolate chips and remaining 1 cup heavy whipping cream in a large bowl. Heat on high power for about 1 minute 15 seconds, then whisk until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Spread evenly on top of the caramel layer.
  5. Sprinkle the top with coarse sea salt and chill until set, about 2 hours. Store in refrigerator. Let sit on the counter for 10 minutes before serving. If you’re using a springform pan or tart pan with removable base, remove the base from the sides while the pie is cold.

Notes:

To toast pecans:

  • Stovetop – place pecans in a single layer in a skillet and heat over medium heat, stirring almost constantly, for just a few minutes.
  • Oven – place pecans in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake, stirring often, at 350°F for just a few minutes. Don’t walk away – once you smell them they’re done.
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30 comments

  1. I had crazy travel this week too – cancelled and delayed flights and a trip across the country. I wish I had this pie right now to calm me down!

  2. Omg this is a STUNNING PIE!! HIT, hit, major hit! It has all the elements. I love the sea salt on top too, and that ganache is perfect. As is the caramel. The bite mark…I can’t even stand it! Gorgeous photos!

    Thank God we had each other. It would have been so much harder alone and scrambling. Together and scrambling was the way to go 🙂

    What’s crazy…the day we got home, I got an email for another brand trip the 2nd week of Dec. I begged to postpone and they are, til March. Whew 🙂

  3. This looks amazing, send me a piece right now! Looking forward to your pie recipes this week 🙂

  4. Hi Dorothy – This looks amazing! I wish I could reach though my screen and eat it lol!

  5. I am drooling right now. I don’t suppose that you have any left in the freezer that you could bring me this week?? 🙂

  6. This pie looks so dreamy!  I HAVE to make it!  The chocolate part looks especially delicious – and, wow, the photography is stunning.

  7. Those aren’t bite marks… It’s from the tines of a fork… although it looks so good, I’d be tempted to pick it up and take a bite! 

  8. wow! all my favorite things in ONE pie! ad it’s gorgeous to boot!
    :o)

  9. I wonder if chopped pretzels would work as a replacement to the pecans?  Looks so delicious!  Can’t wait to try it.

  10. What do you think about caramel sauce instead of the squares? It’s a higher end caramel sauce and a little on the thicker side.

  11. Will it ruin the flavor if I forgot to toast the pecans? 🙁

  12. Hi:  Can I freeze this for travel ???  It will be a 12 hr drive if all goes well…. 
    Thanks. Katie 

  13. would a pre-made oreo pie crust work as well?

  14. When crushing the Oreos, leave in the filling?

  15. How far ahead can I make this? If I make it on Tuesday will it be good on Thursday?

  16. Do you think milk chocolate chips would be okay? 

  17. I substituted half and half for the heavy cream and added an additional half cup of chocolate to the ganache.  So yummy!  Thank you for sharing this recipe!