Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie

We added coffee-flavored liqueur and Mexican chocolate for a little south-of-the-border twist on a Southern classic.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

Pie Crust

1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons sugar
teaspoon salt
cup cold butter, diced
large egg, slightly beaten
Additional flour, for rolling the dough

Pie Filling

tablet (3.3 oz) Mexican chocolate, chopped
tablespoons butter
cup light corn syrup
cup dark corn syrup
large eggs, slightly beaten
teaspoon salt
tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
1 1/2
cups pecans


  • 1 For Pie Crust: In food processor, place 1 1/4 cups flour, the sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cover and process until combined. Add the butter; process until it looks like yellow cornmeal mixed with bean-sized bits of butter, about 10 pulses. Add the egg, and pulse 1 to 2 times; don't let the dough form into a ball in the machine. (If the dough is very dry, add up to a tablespoon more of cold water.) Remove the bowl from the machine, remove the blade, and bring the dough together by hand.
  • 2 Place dough on work surface; form dough into thick disk. Wrap tightly in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
  • 3 On lightly floured work surface, roll dough into 12-inch circle about 1/8 inch thick. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Gently fit dough in bottom and up side of pie plate. Trim overhang to 1 inch; fold overhang under itself. Pinch between thumb and forefinger to make a uniform edge around the rim. Crimp edge; refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  • 4 For Pie Filling: Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • 5 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate and butter uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  • 6 In medium bowl, stir together corn syrups, 3 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 7 Gradually add melted chocolate and coffee-flavored liquor to filling mixture.
  • 8 Pour filling into prepared crust; arrange pecans in even layer over filling. Place pie plate on cookie sheet with sides.
  • 9 Bake 50 to 60 minutes, rotating halfway through bake time, just until set (filling should jiggle slightly when pie plate is tapped). Cool completely on cooling rack, at least 4 hours, before serving.


Expert Tips

Always start with chilled dough and a well floured work surface.

Use Betty Crocker® pie crust mix instead of the scratch pie crust in this recipe, and save time.

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