Chocolate bourbon pecan pie

Give me pie or give me....more pie

What on earth could make pecan pie even better? Bourbon. What on earth could make bourbon pecan pie better? You see where we’re going with this…

Chocolate bourbon pecan pie

  • 1 prepared pie crust (unbaked)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 4.25 ounce bar of dark chocolate (we like Hershey’s)

In a 3-quart saucepan, stir corn syrup, brown sugar over medium heat until butter is melted. Increase heat and bring to a boil for a minute. Cool to lukewarm, about 45 minutes. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350. Make pie crust and place in a greased pie pan. Whisk eggs, bourbon and salt in a bowl. A few minutes before the syrup mixture is ready, melt the chocolate in the top half of a double broiler. Once melted, add to syrup mix, whisking to combine. Stir in egg mix and pecan halves. Pour filling into prepared crust. Bake until center is puffed and set, about 55 minutes.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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98 Responses to Chocolate bourbon pecan pie

  1. Yuri says:

    Impressive! Chocolate + booze + pecans. Send me a slice please πŸ™‚

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    I love this pie! A friend brought it to Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago and sent me the recipe shortly thereafter. It has become a holiday staple ever since. Glad you posted it so that others might enjoy it, too.

  3. nrhatch says:

    Yes . . . please!

  4. Kristy says:

    Wow! Now that’s giving a pecan pie a bit of pizzazz!

  5. TasteFood says:

    I think you’ve nailed this one with all the major food groups.

  6. Carolyn Chan says:

    Add bacon haha ! Looks divine.

  7. Love the idea of adding bourbon to a pie!

  8. That looks great, definitely works for me!

  9. This looks so good. My Dad’s favorite is pecan pie and he would love this!

  10. ceciliag says:

    yeah I really like this pie, and I love bourbon.. c

  11. seabeegirl says:

    Looks way beyond yum.

  12. Try ditching the corn syrup for maple syrup next time — you won’t regret it. Looks delicious.

  13. This is exactly how we made it in culinary school! Bourbon and chocolate take it to the next level.

  14. Barb says:

    Holy Moley. The picture jumped right out at me, and then I noticed the recipe’s name. What could be better than this. And if I should mess it up…which I can…I can always swig the bourbon and I bet the pie will look great. Thanks for the Thanksgiving treat.

  15. This is my all-time favorite Christmas pie. We make the same thing but call it Kentucky Derby Pie. I use a bit more bourbon though. πŸ˜‰

  16. rsmacaalay says:

    Another touch of booze, I love your signature ingredient πŸ™‚

  17. Did you type chocolate? Yes you did and here I am lol. See how quick that works for me. Love this Chocolate bourbon pecan pie.. it looks amazing and delicious.

  18. I’ve got a strong feeling that I’d like that – looks great

  19. Heavenly!
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  20. Sissi says:

    It looks excellent! The best pecan pie recipe I have seen. Adding aromatic alcohol to cakes and sweet dishes in general is my favourite past-time. It always improves taste, but sadly in the baked dishes the alcohol evaporates and they don’t make up for a cocktail πŸ˜‰

  21. BrainRants says:

    You guys had me at “bourbon.” I’m keeping this one for later.

  22. Charles says:

    Can I replace corn syrup with something like golden syrup – it’s impossible to get anything like corn syrup in Europe I think… at least I never saw it… and I’m very interested in doing something completely different like this for christmas dessert, instead of the British monstrosities I sometimes serve up!

  23. My mother makes two pies – the chocolate one I posted yesterday, and pecan…I can never decide which is better…
    (She’d never put bourbon in hers, poor thing…oh, what she’s missing!)

  24. Mmmm Bourbon.. in a pie.. with chocolate… and pecans! I have nothing more to say except YES!!

  25. Yum. I am sure is really low calorie, right ??? Lets see chocolate, bourban, pecan, and the butter in the crust- for sure it must be low calorie. LOL

  26. zestybeandog says:

    This looks amazing, ohhhh chocolate… dark chocolate! My mother in-law makes the best pecan pie I’ve ever had maybe I should get her to add some dark chocolate this year…. πŸ™‚

  27. afrankangle says:

    Yes! Bourbon in a dessert! Gotta love it!!!

  28. egg me on says:

    Mmm. That’s one nice lookin’ pie. But I thought for sure that you guys would’ve reserved a little bourbon for yourself. Maybe that’s implied. πŸ˜‰

  29. 4 very sweet words – chocolate, bourbon, pecan and pie. Yes please.

  30. Kelly says:

    Oh, wow, this looks so good! Chocolate and pecan with a little bit of bourbon for good measure. I bet it tastes scrumptious.

  31. Carol Ann says:

    what time is Thanks Giving Dinner ?

  32. Amy says:

    I think I’ve only made a pecan pie once in my life…this recipe makes me want to give it another try!

  33. spicegirlfla says:

    Three of my favorites!! Well, I could not drink bourbon straight up, but certainly mixed with chocolate and pecans!! This pie would certainly be very well received by everyone!

  34. I just have to say it is so creepy to see this post. I was going to post this recipe today! we must be on the same food wavelength. I hope you enjoy your pie as much as I am enjoying mine πŸ™‚

  35. afrankangle says:

    PS: … and bring forth the port!

  36. needtotaste says:

    I was waiting for this! This might become my birthday pie this year!

  37. Oh what a great pie this is….love the chocolate addition and of course the bourbon. I believe I will use this as my pie for next week’s meal….just the pie…no turkey! T

  38. I was already planning on following your recipe for pecan pie, but this looks even better!

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  40. Tandy says:

    I love every ingredient – and this will be a perfect December treat for when we are on leave πŸ™‚

  41. niasunset says:

    This one seems so nice, so good, so delicious…. Do you have any piece left…? Thank you dear Rufus, with my love, nia

  42. This is pure heaven for any southern girl.

  43. you read my mind! Seriously, mouth watering. I can taste the sweet pecans against the bourbon as I speak! WOW! Beautiful

  44. I’ve got some pastry in the freezer that is calling out to this kind of pie.

  45. You had me at chocolate!

  46. Courtney says:

    Can you send me a slice, please? I’ll pay for shipping… It’ll make it fine, right?

  47. OMG, I definitely want a slice of that. Make that two slices, or three even. Heck, just give me the WHOLE pie! LOL.

  48. cliffsview says:

    Looks sensational. I can almost taste it but that’s the really hard part! 😦

  49. sallybr says:

    Looks great! Strangely enough, I’ve only had pecan pie once in my life, about 20 years ago – I guess it’s time to bake a second one πŸ˜‰

    bourbon and chocolate, you really took this to a new high!

  50. Just a tablespoon of bourbon? That’s it? I was so excited by this recipe. Still sounds great though. πŸ˜‰

  51. Omg, this looks so AMAZING!!!! I hope I get a chance to make this next week. This would be the perfect dessert for my father-in-law who is in therapy from his stroke. Though, he’d want me to bring him a bottle of bourbon to wash it down! lol

  52. Caroline says:

    Nope, can’t go wrong when bourbon is involved. This sounds faaaantabulous. I’m with Jed though–more bourbon. πŸ˜‰

  53. Thumbs up! Was just thinking of pecans, bourbon and chocolate in a pie and now I have a recipe! Sweet.

  54. koshercorvid says:

    Can you even taste such a small amount of bourbon? I would think making a strong bourbon caramel might add a good bourbon flavor, though it wouldn’t be a very traditional pecan pie.

  55. wok with ray says:

    Now, that is one good-looking-magazine-shot pie. Nice!

  56. Wow, Greg! That’s taking pecan pie to the next level. I can see making this as little tarts, like butter tarts!

  57. easybaked says:

    YUM!!!! Great picture- I wanted to grab a fork!

  58. I just want to know how many pounds you and Katherine are gaining during this gluttonous surge of exquisite Thanksgiving Recipes. Chocolate bourbon pecan pie, I mean WHAT could be better?! Nothin’.

  59. That is just diabolical.

  60. Mmmm…yes please. I don’t think I’ve seen one thing that you’ve posted that I don’t like. Can I live with you and will you cook for me every day? πŸ˜‰

  61. Asmita says:

    All I can say is WOW!

  62. Karen says:

    Having pecan trees growing at our ranch in Texas, pecan pie was the pie of choice during the holidays. And with my love of chocolate and my daddy’s love of bourbon…this was our favorite.
    Your crust looks so nice and crispy. Yum.

  63. Korena says:

    Way to go, you made me drool on my keyboard!

  64. Oh my! This does looks good and I love pecan pie.

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  66. Woh there…this looks good. I wonder what we could use instead of corn syrup.

  67. KBL says:

    I believe I’ll have to make this for Christmas this year. We’ve been tasked with bringing the sweets. My roommate’s family & their tradition is cookies. My family’s tradition is pies. So here’s to trying a new one! I think I saw this recipe when you posted it before Thanksgiving. But we had way too many pies then. Three huge Harvest Apple Pies (from Sam’s Club, which are to die for & I truly dislike just about any store-bought pie, but for these), two homemade apple pies & at least two pumpkin. See….. too many pies. And none were Pecan nor Mincemeat. So for Christmas, this pie will be served! Thanks for the recipe. πŸ™‚

    • You’re welcome, let us know if you try it. Merry Christmas.

      • KBL says:

        Since I first found this pie here it has become a family requested favorite! So I bake it whenever we get together. Everyone raves about it….

        Now for another variation (not my own). I was looking for a lemon bundt cake (with bourbon or rum glaze) that a friend’s husband baked the other day. His source was King Arthur Flour’s magazine”Sift”, which sent me down many rabbit rails… Here is KAF’s variation. I must admit it sounds intriguing. πŸ™‚

        Chocolate, bourbon, pecans AND ginger….. now doesn’t that sound delicious?

  68. KBL says:

    Well it is all baked & ready to take to the family tomorrow. It turned out beautifully. I can’t wait to taste it. By all indications it’s going to be delicious! I used your pie crust recipe as well. Thanks again! I’ll post later as to everyone’s reactions. πŸ™‚

  69. KBL says:

    WOW! I -will- be using this recipe again soon! Even folks who were too full for a slice, when they had a taste from the slices of others, they changed their minds & wanted their own slices. Everyone was quite impressed. They declared it sumptuous! I was lucky to get any as we ended up with four more people than originally expected. This recipe is so much better than my usual ordinary pecan pie (which is amazing in & of itself). Thank you again for the recipe. It was a -huge- hit!
    Btw, I used a really good 70% chocolate bar I purchased form Trader Joe’s for baking some time back (I use it for my pain de chocolat). It was an excellent choice.

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  71. KBL~RAL-NC says:

    I made this pie yet again. Doubled the recipe for Christmas this year & had an extra large pie pan to boot. I also made it as a gift for one of the extended family members. There is once again none left & it was a huge hit! It’s definitely a keeper and has become a family favorite now. Thanks!
    Oh and the one person that I made it for as a gift, told me I should put it on the internet & sell it, it was just that good! (I of course told her it was already on the internet & that it came from one of my absolute favorite food blogs!)

    This year I used Ghiradelli chocolate chips and microwaved them for 90 seconds, stirring at 30 second intervals. Works like a charm!

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  74. Cecile says:

    O. M. G. !!! I’ve decided, since I’m too old to be adopted, that I just want to move in with both you and “ChogJohn” for weeks at a time!! This looks soo fabulous!!

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