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Five Layer Pecan Pie


Five Layer Pecan Pie

For the ultimate Thanksgiving indulgence, dive into a slice of this incredibly delicious Five Layer Pecan Pie. With luscious layers that include pecans, chocolate, caramel, and a sweet cream cheese mixture, there's no denying this is one of the best Thanksgiving dessert recipes ever. Impress your guests with a unique take on the traditional pecan pie. This layered confection is sure to "Wow" even those who love the classic version. You could even make both versions and have everyone compare the two!

Cooking Time: 45 min

  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • 1 cup pecan halves, plus more for topping
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • unsweetened cocoa powder, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle pecans evenly in unbaked pastry shell.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of pecan layer.
  4. Drizzle caramel topping on top of chocolate chips. Set aside.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  6. Add eggs, beating on low speed just until combined. Pour over caramel topping in crust.
  7. Bake about 45 minutes or until center appears set.
  8. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Sift cocoa powder and extra pecans over pie, if desired.




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Oct 10, 2014

I am not always a fan of pecan pies, but this dessert was delicious. The combination of pecans, caramel, and chocolate was so fabulous!


Oct 9, 2014

This was so chocolatey and delicious! A little more decadent than your traditional pecan pie, but oh so good!


8 Ratings

Oct 9, 2014

This was soooooo good! A nice twist on traditional pecan pie.


Oct 7, 2014

Pecan pie is not normally my favorite, but this recipe changed everything. I was in love with the sweet taste and crunchy texture. Yes, it was hard to cut, but it was a small price to pay for the delicious pie I got to taste so soon after.


Dec 27, 2013

It's true that it does not fit into a regular pie shell, or even a deep dish for that matter so I just made two pies (If you buy the 12 oz chocolate chips and you get two servings from the caramel topping jar) with the deep dish crusts. Yes, the caramel does get rather hard making for difficult slicing, but this pie is still a must-bake because it's absolutely delicious!


Dec 2, 2013

I made this for Thanksgiving. The chocolate and caramel melted into the pie crust and when baked it stuck to the battom of the pan like glue and when it hardened it was impossible to cut. While the flavor was good, I will not make it again


Nov 22, 2013



Nov 16, 2012

There is no way all these ingredients can fit into an unbaked 9 inch pie shell. I know, I tried it.


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