Recipe: Espresso Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecan PieHere’s my Thanksgiving present to you, my favorite recipe for Pecan Pie. I always found traditional Pecan Pie way too sweet, so over the years I tinkered until I discovered that adding bittersweet chocolate, cocoa nibs and a special espresso extract brings the sweetness into balance. You get the same hit of gooey pecan goodness, but the espresso and chocolate deepen the flavor. Both cocoa nibs and Trablit coffee extract can be found at Surfas. Once you find the Trablit it will change your dessert making.

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Pecans, nibs, chocolate and Trablit



  • Sounds absolutely delicious! I love anything chocolate and this pie is right up my street.

  • Gina Delvac

    I’ve baked this pie (at least once) around Thanksgiving for the last 5 years. It is a huge hit everywhere, especially for grown up palates and those who don’t like super-sweet desserts. Where I live now, there’s a hot O’Keefe and Merritt oven and the pie bakes quickly. In more modern ovens I’ve used, it can take 65 minutes or longer to firm up.

  • Gina Delvac

    P.S. Thank you Evan!