Chocolate-Parmesan Pecan Pie

Wisconsin Cheese Chocolate-Parmesan Pecan Pie Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Parmesan can be used in this recipe.


  1. Roll out pie pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 10-inch circle. Transfer pastry to a 9-inch pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch of plate; flute edges. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 400°F.
  3. Prick bottom and sides of pastry with a fork. Line pastry with parchment paper or double thickness of aluminum foil. Fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is light brown. Carefully remove parchment and pie weights. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  5. Coarsely chop 2 cups pecans. Whisk the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla bean seeds in a large bowl until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips, parmesan and chopped pecans.
  6. Pour filling over crust; arrange remaining pecans over top. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until filling is set. Lightly cover with foil if crust or pecans are over-browning. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Serve with whipped cream.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Parmesan cheese in a dessert? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? The cheese adds a nutty richness to the pie and balances out the sweetness—it’s sweet and salty. Delicious!

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