Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pecan pie is kicked up a notch with a punch of bourbon and the sweetness of dark chocolate. Serve this dessert for Thanksgiving and Kentucky Derby Day!

 

 Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie | Traditional pecan pie is kicked up a notch with a punch of bourbon and the sweetness of dark chocolate. Serve this dessert for Thanksgiving and Kentucky Derby Day! #pecanpie #chocolatebourbonpecanpie #Thanksgivingpie

 

Pecan pie.

You either love it or you hate it.

But my Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pecan is no simple pecan pie. My pie is a classic tradition for any holiday table – it’s just kicked up a notch.

Kentucky bourbon and dark chocolate are the secrets to this little piece of heaven on a plate.

It’s so indulgent you don’t need whip cream or ice cream on top.

 

 Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie | Sweet filling poured over dark chocolate chips and chopped pecans.

 

It stands alone. There’s no need for any kind of topper.

My mother-in-law was the expert pecan pie maker in the family. She’s passed on her talent to her daughter, my sister-in-law.

And while she traditionally is assigned baking the classic pie, I decided to come up with an alternative that is slightly different.

Adding a shot of bourbon to the filling gives it a mellow flavor.

Don’t worry about the alcohol content. It evaporates during baking.

 

 Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie | Easy to make in under an hour, this pie is elegant and features a decorative center of pecans.

 

Can everyone eat this Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pecan?

Yes this pie is safe for kids!

The perfect amount of sweetness, yet crunchy and chewy like a pecan pie should be.

Brown sugar adds a dark rich caramel flavor to this pie and Grandma’s molasses gives this pie a certain distinction from other pecan pies.

Easy to make in under an hour this pie is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

And of course no derby day would be complete without this sweet centerpiece.

 

 Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie | Each slice of pie features sweet dark chocolate and crunchy pecans with a hint of Kentucky bourbon.

 

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Traditional pecan pie is kicked up a notch with a punch of bourbon and the sweetness of dark chocolate. Serve this dessert for Thanksgiving and Kentucky Derby Day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Servings: 8
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 9- inch pie shell
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Jim Beam Bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare the pie shell in a 9 inch pie pan. In a medium bowl, stir together well the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, bourbon, molasses, butter, salt and vanilla.
  • Spread the chocolate chips on the bottom of the pie pan. Then add the pecans on top. Pour the filling over the pecans saving just a spoonful. Place a few whole pecan halves in the center of the pie.
  • Bake the pie for 30 minutes. After that time, loosely cover the pie with aluminum foil to prevent the crust and pecans from over browning. Bake the pie for an additional 45 minutes or until the pie filling has set.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely before serving.

Notes

[Updated September 2018]

 

 

 Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie | Traditional pecan pie is kicked up a notch with a punch of bourbon and the sweetness of dark chocolate. Serve this dessert for Thanksgiving and Kentucky Derby Day! #pecanpie #chocolatebourbonpecanpie #Thanksgivingpie

 

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16 thoughts on “Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie”

  • This looks delicious! I haven’t had a pecan pie in ages. Pinning for later!

  • I am sorry but I have checked with the food police and the thought of bourbon and chocolate in pecan pie is to good to be legal. I will have to make this in secret!

    Great looking recipe.

    The Old Fat Guy

  • I am definitely a pecan pie lover! And this is exactly how I like mine, loaded with pecans and chocolate!

    • All the decadent ingredients to satisfy one’s sweet tooth and perfect for fall. Thanks Ann

  • Omg this looks like heaven I can’t wait to try this this Autumn!

  • This looks fabulous! Adding this to my Thanksgiving menu!

    • Yes…perfect for the holidays. Love this for Thanksgiving and Christmas.:)

  • I love pecan pie but I have never made it myself. You have really tempted me now.

    • Dannii it is a pretty simple recipe and one you should try. Perfect for the holidays.

    • Thanks Sandi…I love pecan pie and the addition of bourbon just takes it up a notch. 🙂

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