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For an elegant chocolate dessert, it doesn’t get any better than this Chocolate Ganache Pie! It has an Oreo crust, salted caramel pecan layer, and a thick chocolate ganache layer topped with sea salt! This pie recipe is the epitome of decadence!

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Table of Contents
  1. Ultimate Chocolate Caramel Pie Recipe
  2. How to make Chocolate Ganache Pie Video
  3. Ingredients
  4. What pan is best for ganache tart?
  5. How to Make Chocolate Caramel Tart
  6. How to Serve Chocolate Pecan Tart
  7. Tips
  8. FAQ
  9. More Holiday Pies You’ll Love
  10. Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Caramel Pie Recipe

I’m hitting you with this chocolate ganache pie today, and it is beyond insane! It has a layer of pecan caramel topped with a rich and fudgy ganache. It’s finished with just a sprinkling of sea salt, and all of it sits on a chocolate cookie no-bake crust. 

It’s part tart, part pie, and downright decadent! The best part is that it’s EASY. Like, no-bake easy. It looks like it belongs in the window display of a fancy dessert shop, but no one at your party has to know how really easy it was to make.

It has it all – crunchy nuts, gooey caramel, and fudgy ganache all layered together for the ultimate chocolate pecan tart. So add it to your list, friends. You have got to try it!

How to make Chocolate Ganache Pie Video

Ingredients

Oreo Cookies: Finely crush them in a food processor. You don’t need to remove the filling.

Butter: Use melted unsalted butter to make the crust.

Caramels: You can use Werther’s Chewy Caramels or Kraft caramel squares.

Heavy Whipping Cream: You will need some for the caramel filling and the ganache; no substitutions.

Pecans: Chopped toasted pecans are going to be mixed with the caramel.

Chocolate Chips: Dark or semi-sweet work best

Coarse sea salt: This is used to garnish the tart for serving.

What pan is best for ganache tart?

For this chocolate caramel pecan pie recipe, you will need either a 9-10-inch springform pan, 9-10” tart pan, or 9” pie plate. Coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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How to Make Chocolate Caramel Tart

1. Grind the cookies in a food processor until fine. You don’t need to remove the filling. Mix the cookie crumbs and melted butter in a bowl.

2. Then press the mixture into the bottom of your pan and 1” up the sides. If you are using a tart pan or pie pan, you should be able to press the crumb mixture all the way up the sides. Chill the crust while you prepare the filling.

3. Place the caramels and four tablespoons of heavy whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat them on high power for two to three minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the mixture is smooth.

4. One the mixture is smooth, stir in the salt and pecans.

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5. Spread the caramel mixture in the bottom of the crust. You need to do this before the caramel hardens.

6. Place the chocolate chips and the rest of the heavy whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high power for about one minute and 15 seconds.

7. Whisk the mixture until the chocolate is smooth. It will be the texture of thick pudding.

8. Spread the ganache evenly over the top of the caramel layer.

9. Sprinkle the coarse sea salt over the top of the ganache and refrigerate the tart for two hours. 

How to Serve Chocolate Pecan Tart

If you use a springform or tart pan, remove the sides while the tart is cold and then leave it out at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing. If you use a pie pan, you can leave it in the pan while it sits out before cutting it.

Tips

  • Like my Butterscotch Pie, I like to use a springform pan for this recipe. 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. But, if you have a tart pan with a removable base or a regular old 9″ pie plate, they work well, too.
  • Learn how to make my Oreo Crust!
  • If you’re not excited about an Oreo crust, feel free to use my shortbread crust for this recipe!
  • For the caramel filling, look for Werther’s chewy caramels or Kraft caramel squares. Both are great for this recipe.
  • For the ganache, I recommend using high-quality chocolate chips. They make all the difference!
  • Make Ahead: What I love best about this chocolate caramel pie is that you can make it ahead.
  • How to store: It keeps well in the refrigerator for up to five days!

FAQ

Can I skip toasting the pecans?

Toasting nut enhances their flavor and draws out all the natural oils, so it’s definitely worth doing if you have the time. If you don’t, you can skip it!

Can I freeze this pie?

I don’t recommend freezing it, but it will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.

How do you store a chocolate ganache pie? 

Cover it tightly with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator.

Can I skip the salt on top?

Yes, it’s optional but does add a nice finishing touch!

Can I use milk chocolate chips in a chocolate pie?

Yes, milk chocolate chips will work great. However, for a deeper, more intense chocolate flavor, I recommend sticking with dark chocolate.

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Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie

5 from 14 votes
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!
Prep Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 /10th pie

Ingredients
 

  • 25 Oreo cookies finely crushed
  • 5 tablespoons (70g) unsalted butter melted
  • 8 ounces chewy caramels , unwrapped (Werther's Chewy or Kraft squares)
  • 1 ¼ cup (288ml) heavy whipping cream divided
  • ½ teaspoon kosher Salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans toasted (see note)
  • 2 cups (340g) dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sea Salt coarse for finishing

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1/10th pie | Calories: 682kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 262mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 47g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword chocolate pie

Caramel Pecan Chocolate Ganache Pie is a no bake pie recipe with Oreo crust, caramel pecan filling and rich chocolate ganache topping. It’s decadent and everyone LOVES it!

Last Updated on November 4, 2021

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30 Comments

  1. 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.

    1. It should be okay, it just might be a little runnier. If in doubt you can add a few more pecans! Enjoy!

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

  3. 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! 

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

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

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

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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!

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