Crunchy pecans top the sweet fudge filling in this twist on the classic Southern pecan pie. Adding HERSHEY'S Cocoa to this fudgy pecan pie recipe results in a fudge filling that's as delicious as it gets. HERSHEY'S Cocoa adds richness, while heaps of pecans add a nutty crunch. Don't forget the whipped cream on top — either homemade or store-bought. This Fudgy Pecan Pie is perfect for Thanksgiving Day or a special occasion dinner dessert. Take those leftover pecans and make these decadent Butter Pecan Squares.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat; add sugar and cocoa, stirring until well blended. Remove from heat; set aside.
Beat eggs slightly in medium bowl. Stir in corn syrup and salt. Add cocoa mixture; blend well. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour into unbaked pie crust.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Cool. For a crispy top on pie, cool and serve. For a softer top on pie, cool and cover; let stand about 8 hours before serving. Garnish with Sweetened Whipped Cream and pecans, if desired.
Sweetened Whipped Cream:
Stir together 1/2 cup cold whipping cream, 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; beat until stiff.
Fudgy Mocha Pecan Pie: Dissolve 1 teaspoon powdered instant coffee in 1 teaspoon hot water in small bowl; add to pie filling when adding corn syrup and salt.
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