Tarheel Pie

Tarheel Pie tastes like a brownie met fudge and landed in a pie crust!

Tarheel Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine South
Keyword Duke University


  • 1 9-inch single-crust pie dough deep dish
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup 1 1/4 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups pecans toasted and coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake pie shell 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine 2/3 cup chocolate chips and butter over low heat.  Stir until melted, then add oil and cocoa. 

  3. In another bowl,  add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Stir until smooth.  Add chocolate to sugar and stir. Add flour and remaining chocolate chips and stir.

  4. Pour pecans into bottom of pie shell, then add batter. Bake 30-35 minutes. Allow pie to cool for 1 hour before slicing.

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