Pillsbury and Food Network have simple, easy to follow recipes for pecan cobbler. Pillsbury offers a more traditional version of the dessert, while Food Network adds a chocolate twist.
To make Pillsbury's recipe, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll a premade pie crust, and roll into a 13-by-9-inch rectangle. Place the pie crust in the baking dish. In a bowl, stir 2 1/2 cups light corn syrup, 2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, 4 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 6 beaten eggs. Stir in 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, and spoon half the filling into the baking dish. Place a second premade pie crust over the filling, and spray with cooking spray. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, and reduce the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spoon the rest of the filling on top, and bake for another 30 minutes.
To make Food Network's recipe, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter. In a bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 2 tablespoons cocoa. Add 1/2 cup whole milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour into the baking dish. In another bowl, mix 1 cup sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa, 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup toffee bits. Sprinkle over the baking dish. Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over the cobbler, and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.