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Turtle Pecan Pie

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A holiday favorite, pecan pie is one of the easiest pies to make from scratch.  Pecans are mixed in butter sugar mixture and then baked until set. This version of pecan pie adds in chocolate and caramel for a delicious Turtle Pecan Pie variation on the holiday classic.

 

I love planning holiday meals.  My sister and I will sit down in mid-October to start planning out Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We each have our favorite dishes to make and one of mine is pecan pie.  Pecan pie is one of the easiest pies to make homemade.  If you opt to use a store bought crust you can have a homemade pecan pie in the oven in about 5 minutes.  For this version of pecan pie, I decided to add chocolate and caramel to make one fo my favorite candies, Turtles, in to a delicious holiday pie.

One of the biggest drawbacks to pecan pie is the cost. Pecans are not cheap! So I'm always looking for a way to save some money so I can still fit a homemade pecan pie in to our holiday meal budget.  This time I went shopping at Dollar General to see if they had the ingredients I needed at a better price. Sure enough, Dollar General had all the ingredients I needed to make a pecan pie and at great prices.  Dollar General's shelves are already stocked with holiday cooking and baking supplies – including pecans.

I made a pretty basic pecan pie filling with butter, brown sugar and corn syrup.  The recipe makes enough to fill two smaller pie shells or one large, deep dish pie.  I usually make my crust from scratch so I can make a deeper pie, but this time I bought a package of frozen pie shells at Dollar General just to save some time.

Fill your crust up to the top if making one pie or divide the filling even between two pies.  The filling wont expand so you can top off the pie shell.  Just becareful when transporting it to the oven! I bake mine on a cookie sheet to make it easier to move in and out of the oven without spilling.

Let the pie bake for about an hour until the middle is set.  You need to let it cool completely before cutting. I picked up a gold charger to serve the pie on since I'd baked it on just a tin. I htink it makes the pie look festive and fancy!

 

I added chocolate chips to the pie before I baked it and then drizzled it with caramel sauce to get the chocolate, caramel, pecan flavors need for a Turtle Pecan Pie. It was delicious! Check out more Dollar General Easy Meals to make your holidays delicious and simple.  You can follow Dollar General on FacebookDollar General on Pinterest, and Dollar General on Instagram, too.

Yield: 1

Turtle Pecan Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 9 inch unbaked pie crust, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 heaping cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • Homemade caramel sauce (or store bought)

Instructions

  1. Pre-bake pie crust if the directions on the crust indicate to do so.
  2. In a large bowl combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, and vanilla. Mix well. Gently stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Use a minimum of 1 cup of pecans and up to 2 cups, depending on your taste. Pour into pie crust.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Let cool completely before serving.
  4. Slice to serve and drizzle with caramel sauce and whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

This recipe will make 2 store bought pie crusts in the tins. It will make 1 deep dish or larger pie. I prefer to fill up my pies right to the top so I usually make 1 pie and have some left over to make tarts or just a smaller pie.

 

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30 Comments
  • Miz Helen
    November 19, 2017

    Your Turtle Pecan Pie looks amazing! Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Our Party for this week will start Tuesday Morning at 8:00 am CST.
    Hope to see you then!
    Miz Helen

  • Judi Graber
    November 18, 2017

    Pecan pies are the best – rich, expensive to make but worth it. I love all of your additions of chocolate and caramel sauce. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

  • Amanda
    November 17, 2017

    Oh my gosh…I’m drooling! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us on weeks Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday – I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!

  • Lee MacArthur
    November 15, 2017

    Chocolate in a Pecan Pie. Yummy. Thank you for this.

  • Sandra L Garth
    November 15, 2017

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I’m the only person in my family that likes pecan pie but I will have not problem eating this all by myself.

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    November 13, 2017

    This looks so rich and delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  • Roseann Hampton
    November 12, 2017

    I was looking for a new pecan pie recipe – so glad I found this!

  • Bara
    October 27, 2014

    ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I first made this in the ’60s; back then it was Called Kentucky Derby Pie, because the Brown Derby restaurant sold it during the Kentucky Derby (horse races).

    I was already planning on taking it to our family Thanksgiving dinner this year. I like the fact that you doubled it for TWO pies!

    TRY THIS RECIPE! YOU WILL LOVE IT! Cut small pieces… it is really rich… m.m.m.m.m.m

    • Camille
      October 29, 2014

      Thank you for sharing that fun bit of trivia! I had no idea. 🙂

  • Miz Helen
    October 24, 2014

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Camille
      October 24, 2014

      Thank you so much Miz Helen!

  • Miz Helen
    October 21, 2014

    Camille,
    Your Turtle Pecan Pie looks fantastic, I really would love to have a slice of this pie. Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • swathi
    October 20, 2014

    That is delicious pecan pie, I need to try it for thanks giving. thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  • Karly
    October 19, 2014

    This pie is amazing! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Camille
      October 20, 2014

      Thank you, Karly! And thanks for hosting!

  • Stephanie
    October 19, 2014

    Camille,
    That is one gorgeous looking slice of pie! Pinning and putting it on the Thanksgiving & Christmas menu this year!
    Cheers,
    Stephanie

    • Camille
      October 20, 2014

      Enjoy, Stephanie! It’s a fun spin on a classic.

  • Gentle Joy
    October 18, 2014

    I LOVE pecan pie, but have never made one…

    • Camille
      October 20, 2014

      I think they are the easiest homemade pies to make! No slicing or peeling of fruit involved. 🙂

  • Teri
    October 17, 2014

    What a gorgeous pie! You took my favorite pie and used the best candy to make an even better pie! Very creative! I would love if you would share this at Celebrate It! It’s the blog party that celebrates the everyday things that we do! thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/10/celebrate-it-blog-party-13.html

    • Camille
      October 20, 2014

      Thank you for the invitation, Teri!

  • CD Loken
    October 14, 2014

    Your pie looks so YUMMY!!! I’m definitely sharing and pinning! Thank you for linking up to The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

    • Camille
      October 16, 2014

      Thanks, CD!! It turned out amazing!

  • Valerie
    October 14, 2014

    That looks so delicious! I’ve never been good at making pies, but I may have to try my hand at making a pie just so I can try this!

    • Camille
      October 14, 2014

      This one is SO easy, Valerie! I’d say it’s foolproof… but I know better! LOL

  • Adrian
    October 12, 2014

    Oh my goodness! This sound so goooooood!!! We love pecan pie. Can never get enough of it during the holidays, as that’s the only time I agree to make it. I would probably be crowned Queen from my bunch if I made them this recipe:) Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe!

    • Camille
      October 13, 2014

      Thanks, Adrian! That caramel drizzle kind of takes it over the top. That pie lasted less than 2 days around here.

  • amy
    October 10, 2014

    That looks amazing! Now you need to make my Turtle Coffee Cocktail to go with it. 😉 Yum!

    • Camille
      October 11, 2014

      Whaaatt?! YES!! I can’t say no to anything with pecans, caramel, and chocolate!