Since the first time I put this together four years ago, it now is a must for all our family gatherings. When I pull it out of the oven, I sprinkle a handful of leftover dark chocolate chips on top.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 9-inch pies
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Press pie crusts into two 9-inch pie pans.

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  • Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.

  • Mix sugar, flour, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Whisk buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl; stir buttermilk mixture into sugar mixture. Slowly pour melted chocolate into mixture, while beating with an electric mixer, until filling is smooth. Pour half the filling into each prepared pie crust. Sprinkle pecans over each pie.

  • Bake pies in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 1 hour. Cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 43.3g 14% DV; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterol 70.4mg 24% DV; sodium 236.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2020
Followed directions with the added suggestion of adding butter to the chocolate. I used bittersweet and milk chocolate chips and added coconut extract instead of vanilla. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2017
It was pretty good but not my favorite. I think it's my fault though Bc I used some leftover walnut pieces and they tasted stale. My other family members liked it though. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2017
I also added 1/2 cup of butter to the chocolate since I didn t have a double broiler. I took the pie out after the suggested cooking time and realized it needed a little more time. I changed the temperature to 500 degrees and left the pie in for five more minutes - it came out perfect. If you re a chocolate lover you will LOVE this pie! It s rich and decadent with pecan-y goodness. I suggest pairing it with ice cream since it s so rich. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2015
Excellent pie - definitely on my favorites list! I did add 1/2 cup butter with melted chocolate - was concerned about it not having any - turned out wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2020
Outstanding! The family loves it. This is now my favorite pie!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2020
Followed directions with the added suggestion of adding butter to the chocolate. I used bittersweet and milk chocolate chips and added coconut extract instead of vanilla. Read More