Chocolate Surprise Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 25 min
Total Time: 3 hr 45 min
Servings: 10

Layer up a masterpiece when you're looking for an extra special pie, perfect for a holiday or to tote to a potluck.


  • 1/2 package Pillsbury™ refrigerated Pie Crusts, softened as directed on package
  • 1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 square (28 g/1 oz) unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chocolate-flavour syrup


  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, the salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Spread cream cheese mixture into bottom of crust-lined pie plate. Sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips.
  2. In small bowl, beat topping ingredients on medium speed just until blended. Carefully pour topping over pecans and chocolate chips. Cover crust edge with 2- to 3-inch-wide strips of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of bake time.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until centre is set. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.
  4. In chilled small bowl, beat whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Drizzle each pie wedge with chocolate syrup. Spoon dollop of whipped cream on each pie wedge; drizzle with chocolate syrup. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.