Chocolate Pecan Pie Variations
Random Chocolate And Nuts Experiments And Thoughts

Actually they are not really chocolate pecan pie variations, it would be correct to call those chocolate nuts pie variations!

While making chocolate pecan pie I thought what if I don't like pecans, but still feel crazy about nuts and chocolate combination? Why not to try making it slightly different?

Of course, it won't be a traditional US Southern dessert any longer, but there are so many stunning examples of what it can be! Just have a look.

How To Cook Crumb Crust And Chocolate Filling For Chocolate Pecan Pie Variations?

For Example, Variation #1 Brazil Nuts Chocolate Pie

Oh, those Brazilians! Don't they go absolutely nuts from time to time? It usually happens in February or March during a gorgeous carnival in Rio. However, from my experience these people don't need much to start dancing, singing and just having fun wherever they are!

Like Brazilians can raise their moods up easily, Brazil nuts tend to raise themselves in a mixture of other nuts, scientists call it granular convection or Brazil nut effect.

Or Variation # 2 Chocolate Cashew Pie

This feels a bit Indian to me. Goa, India, was the place where I tasted the best cashews ever. Probably they grow in many other places as well, but there I first saw how they grow on the tree.

Cashews taste a bit sweeter than other nuts. So the pie with cashews will have that tender taste and aroma that only cashew nuts have.

What About Variation #3 Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

Time to mention my Italian friend, who loves Nutella! This tasty thing now famous all over the world was first introduced in Italy. The official website says it was invented by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, there was very little chocolate because cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing.

So Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which were plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy to extend the chocolate supply.

And Variation # 4 - Why Not To Combine Them All Together? - Chocolate Four Nuts Pie

Now we've really got a choice!

If you are unsure which nut your guests will appreciate the most, choose a variety and you will discover their preferences quickly - judging by the part of the pie which disappears first!

And there is a list of nuts, not tried yet in this recipe: almonds, pistachios, walnuts, macadamia and many more. Your imagination can help!

Feel like trying one of chocolate pecan pie variations? Just replace the pecans in a traditional chocolate pecan pie recipe for the kind of nuts you have chosen and enjoy yourselves!

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