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