Dulce de Leche Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pay de Dulce de Leche y Chocolate con Nuez  

Recipe Yield

10 Servings

Cooking time

1 hour 5 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.29 from 7 votes

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more to work the dough
  • Pinch of kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (or 1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter diced
  • 1/4 cup cold water

For the filling:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Dulce de Leche or Cajeta
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 cups (or 8 ounces) pecan halves coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces (or 1/3 cup) chopped bittersweet chocolate

To Prepare

To prepare the crust:

  • Place the flour, salt, sugar and diced cold butter in a food processor. Process a few times, until the mixture looks like a coarse meal. Add the cold water and process again a few times. The dough should become more moist. Turn out of the food processor and gather into a ball. Lightly dust your countertop with flour, and knead the dough 3 to 4 times until it comes together. Shape into a flat ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for until firm, about an hour.

To prepare the filling:

  • In a bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until foamy. Incorporate the Dulce de Leche, brown sugar, corn syrup, melted butter and salt and whisk until it is well blended. Add the chopped pecans and chocolate and mix well.

To assemble the pie:

  • Set an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Lightly dust your countertop, hands and a rolling pin with flour. Roll out the dough into about an 11” to 12” round. Place it in a pie mold, pressing the bottom and sides into the mold and crimp the edge on top.
  • Pour the filling into pie crust. Cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Bake for 55 minutes, or until the pie is set and edges have lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.

Comments

69comments inDulce de Leche Chocolate Pecan Pie

  1. Juan

    Dec 23

    Hi there. What will be a good substitute for the corn syrup?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 24

      You can use honey, maple syrup or brown rice syrup Juan, enjoy!

  2. Megan

    Dec 15

    Hi Pati! I’m hoping to make this pie this weekend of Christmas next Friday. Does it freeze well? Happy Holidays!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 21

      It should freeze OK Megan, just give it enough time to thaw on your counter when you are ready to enjoy it 😉

    2. ROB CAGLEY

      Feb 06

      It’s in the oven baking g right now. Smells wonderful.

  3. Marianne Pacheco

    Dec 02

    This pie was a dream. I made a little change – instead of bittersweet chocolate I used raw cacao chips. I suspected the dulce de leche and sugar would be sweet enough to compensate. Was I right! This pie is – simply put – a revelation! Absolutely incredible … it rendered my family speechless. Mil gracias!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      Great idea Marianne, thanks for sharing 😉

  4. Jessica

    Nov 26

    Amazing! My daughter and I made this pie together and it was so easy. It is just the right mix of flavors and so decadent. Thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      Yay, so happy you guys liked the pie. Un abrazo to both of you 😉

  5. Liz

    Nov 26

    Hola Pati, puedo sustituir el corn syrup con más cajeta ? Gracias ☺️

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      That’s an idea Liz, I guess the only thing that may happen is that the consistency of the filling may change a bit to somewhat more crystalized by the sugar, but is OK 😉

  6. Evelyn

    Nov 24

    Just pulled my pie from oven. Made my own dulce de leche and used chocolate chips because it’s what I had. Thought to myself, ‘that’s what Pati would do.’ Smells awesome. Hope it tastes as good. Thank you for being such an encouraging teacher Pati!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      So glad you decided to bake this pie Evelyn, let me know if it was good!

  7. Paul C

    Nov 24

    Hi Pati
    Planning on making this and I have to make my own dulce de leche with a 14oz can, also what size pie should I make, can I us a 10in or what’s best thank you, can’t wait to try this

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      So happy you decided to make your own dulce de leche Paul, yay! 9 1/2 or 10 inch pie mold works well for this recipe 😉

  8. Anne

    Nov 23

    Hi Path! Your recipe for pecan pie looks so delish. I hope to try making it for the holiday season. I’ve never had chocolate pecan pie. I’ve made one with a layer of cream cheese filling.
    I love your show.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      Hope you like it Anne! Mmmm a layer of creme cheese filling sounds delicious 😉

  9. Anne

    Nov 23

    I love pecan pie. It’s my favorite, but so sweet and delish.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      I rather have pecan pie over apple pie any day Anne 😉

  10. Ana Gres

    Nov 22

    Hola paty,me encantan tus recetas pero yo no hablo inglés,ojala y contemplaras ponerlas también en español, por lo que he visto en comentarios de tus videos tienes mucha audiencia hispana, bendiciones

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 22

      Hola Ana, mil gracias por tu comentario, espero pronto poder hacer videos en espanol, pero si tengo todas las recetas en el sitio en espanol, lo puedes encontrar en este enlace https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/pati_2020/es/

  11. Jacqui R.

    Nov 22

    Deliciousness! Pure and simple DELICIOUSNESS!!! Everything in a dessert that I adore! My family thanks you for our new recipe for pecan pie!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 22

      Thanks to you guys, so very happy everyone approves Jacqui 🙂

  12. Larry Hay

    Nov 22

    It looks good

  13. Sandra Ojeda Espinola

    Nov 22

    Madre Santisima
    My mouth watered, my already ample hips quivered but I’m making this for Christmas…It starts for me on Dec 12th 😉😁
    Thank you for all your delicious recipes which I have encorporated into my family collection..Bendiciones y Gracias

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 22

      Gracias a ti Sandra, enjoy the pie and have a wonderful Holiday Season 😉

  14. Lucy

    Nov 20

    Hola Pati, can I leave the chocolate out? Thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 22

      Absolutely Lucy, just skip it. This pie will be equally delicious ;

  15. Gretchen

    Nov 19

    Please tell us what size pie pan to use for this terrific recipe.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 22

      It is a 9.5″ Gretchen 😉

  16. Daniel

    May 11

    Pati, uno de mis platillos favoritos es el caldo de espinazo o caldo rojo, no sé si sea mexicano, pero estaría genial que lo prepararas. Saludos.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 11

      Gracias por la sugerencia Daniel, saludos!

  17. Stephanie

    Dec 01

    Best pecan pie! Everyone who had it said so and I agree. This will be my go to from now on!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      SO happy to hear this, Stephanie.

  18. Marci

    Dec 01

    I saw this on your cooking show on PBS and looked up the recipe to print. On the show you called for a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a 1/4 cup of corn syrup. This recipe uses 1/2 cup of both. Which is correct? Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 04

      I sometimes tweak the recipes after the show to make them even more yum. So please follow the website, Marci.

      1. Jovanna

        Jun 22

        Hola Pati, que dulce de leche uso? Me podrías recomendar uno porfavor? Vivo en USA

        1. Pati Jinich

          Jun 23

          Hola Jovanna, puedes usar Goya, Nestle La Lechera o Eagle Brand. Cualquiera que encuentres en el supermercado esta bien 😉

  19. Angela

    Nov 27

    If I don’t have unsalted butter can I use salted butter and omit the salt?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 30

      It’s best to use unsalted butter…

  20. Tara Fuller

    Mar 27

    Can I use my own Dulce de Leche caramel that my make from condensed milk in my crockpot? I always have a few prepared cans in my pantry for the emergency potluck dessert

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 28

      Go for it, Tara!

  21. dawn rassel

    Mar 03

    i just placed pie in the oven….cant wait

    1. Pati

      Mar 05

      Awesome!!

  22. Marsha

    Jan 28

    Where do I get the Dulce de Leche caramel cinnamon? I am only finding Coronado Cajeta? Is it the same?

    1. Pati

      Feb 02

      Oh you can use that too, Marsha (or any cajeta you find)…and then add cinnamon (to taste) to the cajeta.

  23. Maria Wetzel

    Jan 18

    Did any one bother to read the recipe? The recipe calls for 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar and 1/2 Cup of Corn Syrup. In the video, Patti says 1/4 (quarter cup). Soooooo…. I was following the recipe and put 1/2 C of Brown sugar and realized that it was different. I used 1/4 C of corn syrup. My pie is in the oven, I’m sure it will taste great but …..can you clarify which is correct? Thanks.

    1. Pati

      Jan 23

      Oh after filming an episode, I sometimes work on the recipe to make it even more yum. The written recipe is what you should follow. Enjoy the pie, Maria.

  24. Teri

    Dec 30

    I made this recipe today, absolutely fabulous!! Thanks Pati !! I always wanted a pecan pie with pecans from top to bottom. The flavors are so amazing.

    1. Pati

      Dec 31

      So glad my pecan pie was just what you were looking for, Teri!

  25. Teri

    Dec 30

    I just put it in the oven! Can’t wait to try it.

    1. Pati

      Dec 31

      Yay!

  26. Phillip

    Dec 28

    I would like some help my child who has a milk allergy, and I was wondering if you could give me a solution with this recipe. You are great, and my other child (older) loves to sit down and watch you. He says for everything you make, “dad if you make that I am sure you would like it’. I am trying to get him to eat new things, Thank you for everything

      1. Phillip

        Jan 06

        Thank you! Say Hi to your kids for me too! A Bilingual home is a great home!

  27. Greg in Montana

    Dec 24

    I made this pie on Thanksgiving Day and there was not even a crumb left!

    I could not find Corronado Dolce de Leche caramel cinnamin in time (I did find it two days later at another store) so I looked for a recipe online. Goat’s milk is available here and the other ingredients are raw sugar, vanilla bean and cinamin. It takes about 2 hours to make but it’s worth it! I’m making it all the time now because it’s so easy!

    Thanks for another good recipe!

    1. Pati

      Dec 27

      Not even a crumb left….love it, Greg!

  28. Marcia Arbizu

    Dec 24

    I left out the cinnamon and used the plain dulce de Leche and bought a frozen pie crust (I was in a hurry!) and it came out so beautiful and delicious! ¡Muchisimo gracías!

    1. Pati

      Dec 28

      Super! I’m so happy you loved it, Marcia.

  29. Doug B

    Dec 17

    I feel like Pati is my next door neighbor. I wanted to prepare this pie but even the Mexican stores do not carry the
    Coronado® Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon. I have 13.4 oz Nestle La Lechera Dulce Leche Milk Based Caramel. I guess I can add some Cinnamon, if so how much. Or is there another substitute I can make?

    Thanks.

    1. Pati

      Dec 18

      Oh you can add cinnamon to taste to the dulce de leche that you have, Doug. Enjoy the pie!

  30. phil

    Dec 13

    Very puzzled…. I wanted to try this recipe but gave up as I can not locate the Corronado Dolce de Leche caramel cinnamin. Now I see a the link to the product but still no progress as the web site does not mention or show the product so I called Barcel-USA and they confirmed this is not in their product line up.

    1. Pati

      Dec 19

      Hmmmm, if you can’t find the Dulce de Leche, you can add cinnamon to whichever brand that you can find. You can add it directly to the mixture. Have fun making the pie, Phil!

  31. Velia Martinez

    Nov 22

    I baked it & it’s waiting patiently in the fridge for tomorrow, IT LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL ♥️. I’ll take a picture & share on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you Pati & HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    1. Pati

      Nov 23

      Can’t wait to see it, Velia!

  32. Amber

    Oct 19

    Pati, this looks delicious! I’m having trouble finding where to buy Coronado® Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon, though. Any recommendations? I can’t seem to find the exact one with cinnamon and caramel. Thanks in advance!

    1. Pati

      Oct 30

      Oh thank you Amber! I hope you love the pie. You can use any dulce de leche you have.

  33. Lorraine

    Sep 30

    Pati…. I stumbled across your TV program while baking this Sunday…Soooo Excited.
    Logged onto your web site and found this wonderful looking Dulce de Leche Caramel Cinnamon Chocolate Pecan Pie.
    I’d love to do this for Thanksgiving…
    Question, Can it be made a day ahead?
    How to store…counter top or place in fridge?

    Thank you!

    1. Pati

      Oct 19

      Oh I’m glad you found me, Lorraine. You can make it ahead and keep it in the fridge. Then bring it to room temp on the counter before serving. Happy Thanksgiving!

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