Chocolate pecan cheesecake

Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to bake this chocolate pecan cheesecake! Silky cheesecake featuring two layers of chopped pecans and chocolate chips will make everyone rave about this recipe!
Silky cheesecake featuring two layers of chopped pecans and chocolate chips will be the centerpiece of your holiday table!

Cheesecake is one of those desserts you can’t go wrong with. Either using cream cheese, ricotta cheese or the tangy goat cheese this decadent dessert will always make my heart skip a beat.

This Thanksgiving I’m trying to be more organized. Trying to have our menu written down at least one week in advance. You know what that means – lots of taste testing!

Yesterday I was playing around with a pumpkin bread for our Thanksgiving breakfast. While I still don’t know if that’s the right bread for our holiday breakfast I’m happy to say I have the dessert part covered! As in this chocolate pecan cheesecake and a pumpkin pecan roll cake!

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Today will talk about the silky chocolate pecan cheesecake!

In my attempt of creating a fall inspired dessert fit for the Holiday season, pecans seem appropriate to be considered one of the ingredients. Simple pecan pie has never been a top choice dessert around here unless, of course, combined with chocolate but cheesecake has always been a favorite of ours.

To make a light, velvety cheesecake that won’t be too heavy on our tummies I decided to keep things simple.

For the crust I used Pillsbury pie crust. We all try to make a 7 course meal to impress family at Holiday dinner table but no one needs to know you cut corners and used a store-bought pie crust to make this cheesecake. Let’s keep it our secret!

Chocolate pecan cheesecake recipe

For the filling I used 2 packages of cream cheese mixed with eggs and sugar poured over a layer of chopped pecans and chocolate chips.

Once the cheesecake is baked and chilled I decorated it with more chopped pecans and drizzled some chocolate ganache on top.

The cheesecake was just as I was excepting. Smooth and velvety, with crunchy pecans in every bite. Now I have a dessert worthy of my Thanksgiving table, don’t you think?

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You know what day is today? It’s the first Monday of the month, that means it’s time to party! Bring on the chocolate and the pecans!

Yes! Pecans are the secret ingredient this month!

If you’re new here and would like to party along with us, we’ll happy to have you. Here are the few simple rules everyone has to follow so we can all have fun!

1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.

2.) Include a link back to a monthly round-up or the Chocolate party page.  Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.

3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

All submitted posts will be pinned to the Chocolate party Pinterest board and will be promoted on other social media platform using the #chocolateparty hashtag.

I hope you’ll join our party and bake along with us. Also, if you’d like to know what are we up to and what ingredients we pick for the next parties, join our Facebook group.

Chocolate pecan cheesecake recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

4 hours

Yield: one 11" round cheesecake

Chocolate pecan cheesecake recipe

Silky cheesecake featuring two layers of chopped pecans and chocolate chips will be the centerpiece of your holiday table!


  • 1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
  • 2/3 cup (Hershey's) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup (Fisher) chopped pecans
  • 2 X 8 oz packages (Philadelphia) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips + 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. Heat the oven at 350F.
  2. Remove the pie crust from the package and let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes.
  3. With your fingers press the pie crust on the bottom and sides of an 11 inch round pan with a removable bottom. Once the pie crust is arranged, sprinkle with 2/3 cup pecans and 2/3 cup chocolate chips.
  4. In the mixing bowl of a stand-up mixer, with the paddle attachment on, add the cream cheese and sugar. Beat on slow to medium speed until combined.
  5. Add the eggs, beating on low speed just until incorporated.
  6. Pour the cheesecake filling in the prepared pan over the pecans and chocolate chips.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until center appears set when gently shaken.
  8. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let cool in the pan for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  9. Gently loosen the sides of the pan for easy removal one the cheesecake is completely chilled.
  10. Just before serving, sprinkle the cheesecake with the remaining pecans.
  11. In a small bowl combine the chocolate chips and heavy cream. Microwave for few seconds until the chocolate is melted and drizzle over the cheesecake.
  12. Slice and enjoy!
  13. Keep the leftover cheesecake covered in the refrigerator.

Looking for more chocolate pecan recipes? Check out these tempting desserts my friends brought to the chocolate party!


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  1. The Café Sucre Farine says

    Looks wonderful Roxana, love everything about your yummy dessert. I think you’ll have some very happy faces at the Thanksgiving table!

  2. says

    This cheesecake looks crazy good, Roxana! Sorry to miss this month’s chocolate party…I’m taking a break from most of my groups through the holidays :)

  3. says

    Oh gorgeous cheesecake Roxana! My holiday desserts always have to feature pecans in some way. And though I love pecan pie….it’s nice to switch it up some years. This looks so luscious and creamy! I think this needs to make it’s debut on my holiday table this year! Thanks so much for another wonderful Chocolate Party! : )

  4. Kitchen Belleicious says

    Chocolate and pecan are a great combo and I love that you didn;t do a pie out of it but a cheesecake! It looks delicious

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