Hot Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipes

Hot Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Ingredients :


6 oz plain flour

1 oz cocoa powder

4 oz unsalted butter

2 oz caster sugar

2 egg yolks

1-2 tbsp cold water


6 oz caster sugar

1/4 pint maple syrup

2 oz unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp cocoa powder

3 eggs

7 oz pecan halves, very lightly chopped

Method :
  1. To make the pastry, sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl.
  2. Add the butter, cut into small pieces, and rub in gently with the fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar, egg yolks and enough cold water to make a firm dough.
  4. Knead lightly, then wrap closely and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a greased 9inch X 1inch deep loose-bottomed flan tin.
  6. Trim off the excess pastry around the rim.
  7. Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans or dried beans.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven, 400F, gas mark 6, for 10 minutes.
  9. Lift out the paper and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  10. Reduce the oven temperature to 325F, gas mark 3.
  11. To make the filling, put the sugar and syrup in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves.
  12. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter until melted.
  13. Leave to cool slightly, then stir in the vanilla extract, cocoa powder and eggs.
  14. Scatter the chopped pecans in the pastry case and pour over the syrup mixture.
  15. Bake for about 50 minutes until just set.
  16. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon or icing sugar, with crème fraiche to accompany it.

Serves 9

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