Believe us, regular pecan pie is pretty glorious. But add some melted chocolate, as Chef Charlie Palmer does in this Thanksgiving-ready recipe, and you achieve something closer to transcendence. To brush up on your pastry-making skills, check out this short video tutorial. If you don’t want to make the whipped cream here, serve with pillowy spoonfuls of Easy Whipped Cream. And for additional pie inspiration, check out John Thorne’s Best Ever Pecan Pie and Pecan–Sweet Potato Pie.
To assemble and bake:
To whip the cream (optional):