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NuWave Oven Pro Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

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A perfect chocolate pecan pie baked with my NuWave Oven Pro.

A perfect chocolate pecan pie baked with my NuWave Oven Pro.

I must admit that pecan pies used to intimidate me. How could something so delicious be so easy? Finally, I decided I loved them too much not to try making my own. Of course, my mother would do everything from scratch, including the beautiful pie crust.

Not having a very good past experience making a pie crust, I just go out and buy a pre-made deep dish pie crust. Luckily for me, I found that Karo Syrup has a lovely pecan pie recipe on its bottle, and I chose to go in that direction with my limited cooking experience. I prefer the Karo Light Syrup for my pecan pies, but many like the Karo Dark Syrup.

And boy, am I glad that I did. Once I made my first one, I decided I wanted to improve it. I thought, "how can I improve on something that is already divinely delicious?"

Oh my gosh, why hadn't I ever thought of it before? Chocolate! It makes any dessert better in my opinion.

Baking With My NuWave Oven Pro

When I am preparing for a large meal with several people coming, my oven is in constant use. I have to wait for one thing to bake in order to place something else in. Otherwise, I have to make dishes days in advance.

NuWave Oven Pro has saved me from this tedious process, I simply place my pie in the NuWave and let it bake it. It saves me so much time and space. Maybe I should say it adds to my space because I can have more than two things baking at once.

One tip for pie crust in the NuWave Oven is to bake it at its normal time and setting it on the level 8 cooking power. This allows a golden pie crust every time.

Plus, if I am not the one hosting a get-together, I can simply use my NuWave to save energy. Also, my kitchen does not get so hot as it does with the regular oven. Same results, but less trouble.

NuWave Oven Pro saves money, energy, and oven space.

NuWave Oven Pro saves money, energy, and oven space.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour 15 min

1 hour 30 min

Serves 8 people


  • 1 cup Karo Light Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups whole pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional
  • 1 deep dish pie crust, store bought or homemade


  1. Mix syrup, eggs, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl. I prefer my large 2 quart mixing cup so I can easily pour the mixture.
  2. Add pecans.
  3. Pour a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips into the center of your deep dish pie crust. For time's sake, I use a pre-made, store-bought deep dish pie crust.
  4. Pour first five ingredients mixture plus pecans over the chocolate chips.
  5. Place aluminum foil over the bottom of your NuWave Oven then place one inch rack on top. (I took this precautionary step in case the pie bubbled over, as it usually does in my oven. But to my surprise, it did not bubble over.)
  6. Carefully place in the cent of the NuWave Oven Pro's one inch rack.
  7. Place aluminum foil over pie. You will want to lightly secure the foil so it does not "fly" around as the infrared convection heat swirls around your pie.
  8. Press the "Cook Time" button. On number buttons, push in 75 minutes. It will automatically change over to "1:15" for one hour and fifteen minutes. Press the "Power Level" button to the the number 8 on the numbers pad. Press "Start."
  9. After it has baked for approximately 1 hour, remove the aluminum foil from the top of the pie. Be careful. The baking rack will be hot.
  10. Continue baking.
  11. When the timer goes off, tap the center of the pie. If it springs back, it is done. Or, using a knife, stick it about midway from the center to the edge of the pie. When pulling it out, the knife should be nearly clean. If it not, let it bake for 10 minute increments on level 8 cooking.
  12. Let cool for 2 hours.

Tips for Mixing Ingredients

  • When using measuring cups and spoons, it is best to measure your dry ingredients first. Once you have those ingredients measured, put them aside. Then you can use your measuring cups and spoons for your liquid ingredients. This saves you time because you do not have to stop to wash and dry your everything in order to measure out your dry ingredients. Also, you won't have goopy mess on your hands.
  • When using melted butter with raw eggs, allow your butter to cool off for a few minutes. This will keep your eggs from being "cooked" into small pieces when you add your melted butter.
  • Whether using a NuWave Pro Oven or the regular oven, put tin foil under the pie. Pecan pies are notorious for bubbling over.
  • Cover your pie with foil to keep it from browning too much - burning. Uncover it about 15 - 20 minutes before cook time is completed so you will have a golden crust.

Golden Crust and Divinely Rich

Now that your Chocolate Pecan Pie is perfectly baked, you can top it with ice cream or Cool Whip. Once it cools and it is calling your name in the middle of the night, you can cut a slice and warm it up in the microwave for that "warm-just-baked-melt-in-your-mouth" taste.

© 2012 Susan Holland


Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 27, 2013:

Teaches, chocolate and pecans! You can't go wrong!

Thanks for dropping by!! :-)

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 27, 2013:

Hi Rebecca! I hope you get that pecan pie, too! Nothing better than the Karo pie recipe! :-)

Thanks for dropping by! :-) HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 27, 2013:

Vibesites, the NuWave is awesome! We use it all year, and it is small enough to leave on the counter top. I love it and all the things, especially the chocolate pecan pie. :-)

Thanks for dropping by!

Dianna Mendez on November 27, 2013:

I missed this post so I am glad that you reposted it. It does look easy to make. I am tempted to follow through and create it. YUM!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 27, 2013:

Delicious! I know that recipe well. I have used it before. It's really the best one. Now you have me wanting a slice of pecan pie. I hope someone brings one tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

vibesites from United States on November 27, 2013:

You really get me curious about the NuWave Oven. It looks relatively small so it also saves countertop space. Thanks for introducing a new kitchen gadget. And pecan and chocolate have never been a more heavenly combination. Looks really really yummy and I know it sure is! :)

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 27, 2013:

LOL It is drool-worthy!! LOL

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on November 27, 2013:

Coming back to drool :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on September 14, 2013:

Thanks Oliver'sMum!! The NuWave makes baking and cooking so much easier.

Thanks for dropping by and voting!! :-)

oliversmum from australia on September 13, 2013:

Sholland10 Hi. Love the look and sound of your recipe, can almost smell it.

Thanks for the easy to follow instructions and photographs. We have something similar to your NuWave, you are so right they do save a lot of time and space. Thanks again. Voted up :) :)

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on February 27, 2013:

Thanks, Moonlake! Don't you just love your oven? They are so useful for so many things.

Thanks for commenting on my Leather Elvis background. Maybe I should have a way to fix a healthier fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.

Thanks for dropping by and the votes. :-)

moonlake from America on February 27, 2013:

This looks great I have an oven something like the NuWave but have never tried a pie in. Will have to try this recipe. By the way love your Elvis back ground. Voted up

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on January 13, 2013:

Hi Kris,

I am so glad I could introduce you to the NuWave. I have seen the TV info-mercial for years. It is really cool! I wrote another hub about reasons to buy it and included how I cooked a frozen turkey in it. It only took 5 hours, and I didn't have to thaw it at all. Made the most tender, moist turkey. It does very well with beef and pork roasts, chicken, and fish. I truly love it and use it a lot.

Thanks so much for dropping by! :-)

Kris Heeter from Indiana on January 13, 2013:

I must admit that I've never heard of a NuWave Oven before! Looks pretty cool. What other types of things have you cooked in it?

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on December 24, 2012:

Thanks, Kasman! I like your friend. LOL I was the same way about the NuWave... watched it on tv, was a bit skeptical - but it sounded so wonderful... I'd like to say I got one right away, but it took me YEARS to decide. Then when I got one, I thought, "WHAT TOOK SO LONG???" I am not one to cook a lot, but with the Nuwave all it takes is putting in "whatever" and then it's done and clean up is easy.

Thanks for dropping by and voting! Merry Christmas!!

Kas from Bartlett, Tennessee on December 23, 2012:

Like a friend of mine said, if its got pecans in it, it's amazing. I really like the nuwave oven idea too. Seen them before on cooking shows but never took it that seriously. You've got me thinking now. Voted up!

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 27, 2012:

ALocsin, I can't even describe the chocolate pecan pie - it tastes that good. :D The Amazon adds for the NuWave are right under the recipe. ;-)

Thanks for dropping by and the votes! :-)

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on November 27, 2012:

I love pecan pie. Not only is this a great recipe, but you've put a review of a new technology. I'm surprised though that you don't have any links to Amazon or ebay listings for the oven, for people who want to buy them after reading your review. Voting this Up and Useful.

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 23, 2012:

Hi Always Exploring! You can't beat chocolate and pecans. ;-) It is so easy and delicious -every time!

Thanks for dropping by! :-)

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 23, 2012:

I couldn't resist this, chocolate and pecans, what a combo. Thank you, looks delicious..

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 21, 2012:

Thank you, Sherry! The pie is delicious and the NuWave is so convenient and works so well.

Thanks for dropping by! :-)

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on November 21, 2012:

The pie looks great, and the NuWave oven looks very handy.

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 21, 2012:

Rebecca, it kind of was like that when the light went on over my head. LOL Chocolate makes the pie so much better. You can bake it in a regular oven, too, but the NuWave makes it so much easier. :-)

Thanks for dropping by and making me laugh. :D

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 21, 2012:

This is a yummy sounding story that kind of reminds me of that 'you got peanut butter on my chocolate commercial a few years ago!

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 21, 2012:

Happy Thanksgiving, Bill! My mother-in-law is in charge of the pumpkin pies. It is up to me to be different. LOL Enjoy your meal! :-)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 21, 2012:

Good recipe my friend. Tonight is pumpkin pie baking night in our household; we'll see what kind of mess we can make. :) Happy Thanksgiving, cousin!

Susan Holland (author) from Southwest Missouri on November 21, 2012:

Thanks, Susan! It is heavenly! :-)

Thanks for dropping by! :-)

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on November 21, 2012:

Pecan pie is my favorite kind of pie and adding chocolate sounds heavenly. Can't wait to try this one.

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