Nutella Bottom Pecan Pie

Gooey Pecan Pie with a Nutella Bottom

Eater rating: 4.5 / 5  4.45

We’re eating classic gooey pecan pie enhanced with coconut and with a surprise bottom layer of nutella.

While I’m not a huge dessert person, one of the pies that I always have to have a piece of around the holidays is pecan pie. I don’t know what it is about the gooey, ultra sugary pecan goodness but I simply can’t resist it! That’s particularly weird considering I think –

T: -Umm… dude, who are you talking to?
A: Oh shit! What are you doing here?!? I was just talking to my peeps! You know… the ones who actually read this blog!
T: Ahh yes, the peeps. Huge fan of the peeps. Not to be confused with Peeps.
A: I am NOT a huge fan of Peeps.
T: Alright, enough of this nonsense. Let’s talk about some pie. I think you were saying something about how you like pecan pie even though in general you hate all desserts.
A: actually… I think you interrupted me before I could get that out.
T: OK whatever. So on to my opinion. My mouth was delighted when I took the first bite. I was expecting a good bite for sure, but this was 2x good. Who hoo I know what I’m munching down on later!
A: Had I mentioned to you that there was a Nutella layer in it before you took your first bite?
T: Yes you had. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was surprised that the pie still tasted mostly like a pecan pie- not like a gnutella pie.
A: Gnutella? Did you mean to put that G in there?
T: Gnutella doesn’t have a silent G?
A: heheheheheh UM, no, homefry. No silent G’s.
T: How embarrasing. Oh well. So… ummm,
A: So…. what would you rate this little ditty?
T: I would have to give this a 4.65/5. It was super tasty, and fully satisfied any desire for pecan pie that I had deep within my soul.
A: Nice! A soul pleasing pecan pie. Great to hear. I agree – it satisfied my pecan pie craving and the Nutella aspect gave it a nice lightly chocolately flavor while still maintaining the nuttiness and overall feel of a classic pecan pie. I give it a 4.25/5. Just the fact that it’s a dessert makes me give it a slightly lower score.
T: What the shit. That’s no way to judge desserts, you biased… dessert loser.
A: I made this dessert, biatch! Whatchu talkin’ ’bout, foo?
T: It’s amazing how you can make excellent desserts and not even really like sweets.
A: That’s where you’re wrong! I DO like dessert! I just don’t love ’em.
T: Ok so you’re a freak and we’re all going to take turns making fun of you in the comments.

A Pecan Pie Recipe, by Amanda
Nutella Bottom Pecan Pie

6 tbsp butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup light karo syrup, (light refering to the color not health)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract
3 eggs, beaten (only use 2 if using extra large eggs)
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup pecans
1 frozen 9" deep dish pie crust, unbaked
1/2 cup nutella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place rack in upper third of oven. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Add the butter, sugar, karo syrup and salt to a saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat over medium, stirring frequently, until the butter has melted and the brown sugar has dissolved, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and coconut extracts. Let cool for 10 minutes.

While the sugar mixture is cooling, spread the Nutella evenly in the bottom of the unbaked pie crust. Place the crust onto the lined sheet pan.

Once the sugar mixture has cooled, whisk in the beaten eggs until completely incorporated. Stir in the sweetened coconut flakes and pecans.

Pour the pecan-sugar mixture into the pie crust over the nutella. Place the sheet pan with the pie on to the rack in the upper third of the oven. Bake at 350 for about 55 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and when shaken the center is still jiggly like jelly but solid through.

Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Cool completely before serving. Pie may be made 2 days in advance and stored, covered, at room temperature. Enjoy!

25 comments so far:

  1. B says:

    Woah, T-dog, you’re back. Something tells me Amanda is bribing you with desserts. BTW, peeps are disgusting.

  2. Nicole says:

    He’s baaaaaaaaack! Yesss! So, yeah, Amanda is a freak. But she makes some damn good desserts, so that’s ok.

  3. Amanda says:

    Hush it, B! Don’t let my bribery out!

    WTF, Nicole! Now you’re calling me a freak too! At least you complimented my cooking… if not my taste in sweets. 🙂 Ps – want some pie?

  4. Michelle says:

    I love pecan pie! I love Nutella! I love Tyler blogging! (PS-Gnutella with a “G” was an old file-sharing network, so it does exist, but would be hard to put into a pie.)

  5. Amanda says:

    And I love that you know that Gnutella exists, Michelle! Happy almost birthday! 🙂

  6. Bobby says:

    I have a gooey nutella Bottom with pumkin and sunflower seeds!!! Please clean it up for me!!!

  7. Amanda says:

    eeewww, bobby! maybe ms. feather’s got some baby wipes you can use for your…um…. situation.

  8. Regan says:

    This is an official request…Please, Please, Please make this for us at Christmas! PS. I love the playful banter, keep it up!

  9. Amanda says:

    I think I can be talked into making this at xmas, regan! (especially cuz it’s super simple!) it’s great having T back isn’t it?!?

  10. Tyler says:

    Whatup everybody. It’s awesome to be back. I just had another slice of this, and it was damn good.

  11. Laura says:

    Hi Guys,
    Amanda this looks fabulous! I am so sorry that I’m not there to help you finish it off. Looks like a good Christmas dinner pie to me.

  12. Jen V. says:

    I want to love pecan pie…I love desserts and nuts. I just can’t get into the goopy part. It’s a texture thing.

  13. emiglia says:

    Oh… God.

    *Back later with more to say… too busy drooling right now for coherency.*

  14. Chris R says:

    OMG. Two of my favorite things together at last. Pecan pie and Nuetella.

    You guys are trying to torture me. I can’t cook for shit.

  15. marie says:

    Kudos you guys! i made this pie and brought it to work, and people FREAKED OUT. They loved it. I had grandmother-age women asking me for the recipe. I recommend accompanying it with a big glass of milk!

  16. Amber says:

    Just a quick question, I will be amking my own pie crust (uncooked graham cracker/pecan) can I melt the nutella to add it so it will not mess up my pie crust?


  17. Jill says:

    I am the host of this years party and I have been told that there is a favorite pie everyone loves to eat. Pecan pie is one of my family’s favorite and your recipe is going to be the talk of the party. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Jeremy says:

    I love pecan pie and I love Nutella. But I HATE coconut. Can I just leave the coconut out or would I need to make other changes.

  19. Amanda says:

    Hi Jeremy, You can just leave out the coconut and it should be fine. 🙂 Thanks!

  20. max says:

    made four of your dished in four days. loving your site
    put a little too much nutella in the first pie shell so i had enough for two pies. like everything else they were gone before the day was over

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  22. Matt says:

    Wow! This was delicious. A great twist on plain old pecan pie. I’m not much of a baker and left the pie in too long. The nutella got hard, kind of like candy, but that’s not a bad thing.

  23. Natalie says:

    We made this for Easter. Is the pie shell supposed to stay frozen until ready to use? I had thawed it out overnight in the fridge. Baked it for 1 hour – filling was perfect, but the shell was VERY brown – borderline burnt offering. Would love to make it again without jacking up the pie crust.

  24. Amanda says:

    natalie – yup! use the pie shell from the frozen state and it should come out a better color. glad you enjoyed it otherwise!

  25. Agiola says:

    I made two pecan pies with nutella the other day and have had nothing but rave reviews. This pie is so good! My hubby couldn’t wait for it to cool down completely, burned his mouth a little. He said it was delicious none the less. Thank you for the recipe. I will make this pecan pie many many times again.