1 (9-inch) pie

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring often until melted.

Step 2

Beat eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer 5 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Gradually add chocolate mixture, flour, and vanilla, beating until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.

Step 3

Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9-inch pieplate.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is firm. Cool. Top each serving with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup; sprinkle with remaining chopped pecans.

Ratings & Reviews

ClarksvilleCook's Review

May 07, 2014
I make it in a 10-inch pie pan. This makes 12 slices. I don't use the chocolate syrup. It's also good with salted caramel ice cream.

cookfromsocal's Review

November 15, 2011
You could put this in a square baking dish and it would be brownies. They are good and I served them with ice cream. Thought the chocolate syrup was too much. Next time will put all the pecans in the mix. A definite repeat.

GreatAuntSally's Review

February 06, 2011
After reading reviews, I must have done something very wrong. I followed the directions exactly as printed and my pie came our dry and hard and almost tasteless. Please someone tell me what I did wrong. I'm puzzled because it came out so different from other reviews. Help!!

MLCampbell's Review

January 03, 2011
My 12 year old son made this as part of our Thanksgiving meal. It was a big hit and he was proud of his baking skills.

Vronmom's Review

December 12, 2010
I've been making this since it came out in 2001, and it is the best brownie-like dessert ever. Everyone loves this recipe. I have made it for an easy dessert and also for fancier dinners.

Kinsey6583's Review

September 08, 2010
This is an outstanding recipe. I even substituted half of the flour with white whole wheat flour and it was still wonderful.

salandry54's Review

November 05, 2008
This is SO rich and fudgy!! My husband and I loved it!! And, it is very easy to make! This is a definite keeper! TIP: I rather a smooth texture in the middle and nuts on top, so I poured the mix into the pie plate and then sprinkled pecans on top before baking.