Bourbon-Pecan Pie


Not much
can be better than a pecan pie ~
unless it’s a pecan pie with a healthy splash of 
bourbon!



You can overwhelm a recipe by using too much liquor, just a touch intensifies flavors; moreover, using a less-expensive bourbon that has not aged, will make your pie filling thin instead of deep and complex.  



The rich nutty flavor of pecans, the buttery distinction of dark caramel, and the spicy woody taste of bourbon, make this pie a rich delicious experience that’s a great finish to any meal or treat any time of the day.

This is a great recipe for one of my favorite pies!

A perfect Thanksgiving Dinner Dessert, but I’m saving a slice for breakfast…


Bourbon-Pecan Pie
Printable recipe 

Ingredients:

Crust for one 9” pie*
¾ cup granulated sugar
1½ cups dark corn syrup
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons flour
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons bourbon (I use Maker’s Mark)
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups pecans

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a hand mixer, combine sugar, syrup, salt, flour, and eggs, mixing well.
Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into unbaked pie shell.
Line pie crust edge with foil, if needed to prevent excessive browning.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out relatively clean.
Remove from oven and place on cooling rack, allowing pie to rest for about 3 hours to set.
*Link to my pie crust recipe



ENJOY!


On this Thanksgiving Day

it seems more important than ever

to count our blessings.

May God bless you and yours

with

Peace, Good Health, Prosperity and

Much Happiness.



Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!





Comments

  1. I have never this kind of Pie and boy do I want a piece right now.. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    1. Wish I could send a slice your way, Claudia! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  2. It looks PERFECT!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

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    1. Thanks, Monique! And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  3. Wow that sounds amazing. Happy thanks giving. Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Hope you have a great day!

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  4. We southern girls know the importance of good bourbon!! What is better than pecan pie? Well, maybe Derby pie but that has pecans!! Wishing you a delicious Thanksgiving!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. You got it, Bonnie! Good bourbon is a must sometimes! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. I love pecan pies, in my top 3, and I love bourbon. I have been meaning to make this one for a while. Your turned out wonderfully!

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    1. Thanks, Evelyne! I love those pies too! Take care

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  6. Pie -- pecan, chocolate, lemon, apple, anything but pumpkin -- is great the day after Thanksgiving, or any of the next 362 days. But I prefer something a little lighter after a huge turkey dinner. I've been around when pecan pies were made but have never been part of the action. Maybe I should take some inspiration here. (I like pumpkin in savory dishes, but not in sweet ones like pie!)

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean, Mae! Some of them here are the same and others like it right after dinner. I love pie in the morning for breakfast! :-)

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  7. Can I have some? :D pie with bourbon! Who would be able to resist :)

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    1. Thanks, Medeja! Bourbon rules here in this pie. Take care

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  8. Yum! We love pecan pie here! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    1. Nellie, thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  9. I have never baked with burbon but I do think it would be fun to give it a go.

    Wow on the snow you got. That is the stuff we often get but it's been a slow year so far. Did you enjoy it?

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    1. Hi Ivy! Uh, no, I didn't enjoy the snow! Way too much, 17" and too early. Actually though, the next day is was beautiful, snowy and the heavy snow was in all the trees, gorgeous with the sun shining on them and the blue sky. Then I want it gone! :-) Take care

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    2. Sorry you didn't enjoy it. It's been odd here, like spring, then winter, then autumn. Not sure if Old Man Winter knows what's going on this year.

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  10. Dear Pam,
    Would you believe that I have never had a piece of pecan pie? Being from the north of New York I never desired to have a piece. Well after seeing your blog post and your recipe, I have to say yummy! I will try this pie it really looks delicious and the top of the pie looks so beautiful! I love the pecans and the bit of Bourbon so I will try this one for sure. Your beautiful words of Thanksgiving are truly lovely. Thanks you my dear fiend, and I wish for you the same thing to your family as well..Happy Thanksgiving...Enjoy and thanks for sharing this post..
    Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Dottie! It is delicious, if you like pecans! It will be a busy day here today, lots of cooking for me and company. Here's wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! Take care

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  11. So, as I set here and plan the pie menu for Thursday, I thought I was settling on a lemon pie, a chocolate pie and a pumpkin pie. Not anymore. I think the pumpkin just got replaced with this pecan recipe!

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    1. That's great Debra! Hope you like it! Bill would like that lemon pie. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Oh Pam, I love pecan pie, but never baked one and yes for the bourbon...I would love to have a slice...or two of this pie. Thanks for the recipe!
    Have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! It's my fave pie this time of year! Have a great rest of the week!

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  13. Pam, Beautiful pecan pie. My wife would love this... The added impact of the bourbon gives it that something extra special! Have a great Thanksgiving! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! I'm glad she would like it! Here's wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. I'm with you! Breakfast it is.Makes the day just start off right! Have a great turkey day!

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    1. Ha! Funny, Abbe! Great minds... You have an awesome turkey day!

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  15. You're so right that when it comes to baking and booze, just a little is enough. This looks terrific -- delightful combo of flavors. And yes, definitely need to save some for breakfast! Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. John, baking and booze go together, and just a little is right! Breakfast it is! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Pecans taste so good & your pie looks yummy!
    Pam, tonight my fam enjoyed your Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini recipe. My son will be making it now. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.
    ~Judy

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    1. Thanks, Judy! We think the shrimp is great too and I'm happy to hear it was a hit at your house! And cool too that your son will be making it! Tell him to invite me when he does. :-) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  17. Dear Pam, One of my favorites and definitely my brother's favorite pie in the whole world.
    Wishing you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. xoxo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! I have a brother-in-law that loves it as much as your son does. Here's wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs

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  18. Good looking pee-can pie Pam - are you sure you're not from the South?

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    1. Ha, Larry! Actually, I'm from Louisville, KY, not as far South as you are now, but lots of pee-can pie was served there!

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  19. Hi Pam,
    Oh my, I can almost smell the bourbon! Pecans is one of my favourite nuts, and I love pecan pie! Wish I could have a slice of your boozy pie! Yums!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Wish you were here to give you a slice! It's boozy delicious! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! Have a great weekend!

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  21. i've seen and had chocolate pecan pie, and i thought that was probably as good as pecan pie could get. clearly, i was wrong.

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  22. Mmmmmm yes! This looks perfect!!

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  23. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Pam! Pecans are probably my favorite nut so I don't know why I don't try making pecan pie for Thanksgiving, it's always apple and pumpkin! I love the sound of this recipe with the bourbon! Pinning to my Thanksgiving board to try and remember for next year :)

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