Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Need an excuse to make a decadent dessert?
Today is National Pie Day!
This recipe is from the May 2005 issue of Southern Living and it is simply delicious!

{Photo from Southern Living}

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Bake: 55 minutes
Yield: Makes 8 servings

1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup bourbon or water*
4 large eggs
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons cornmeal
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Fit piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp.
Sprinkle pecans and chocolate evenly onto bottom of piecrust; set aside.
Combine corn syrup and next 3 ingredients in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Whisk together eggs and next 4 ingredients. Gradually whisk about one-fourth hot mixture into egg mixture; add to remaining hot mixture, whisking constantly. Pour filling into prepared piecrust.
Bake at 325° for 55 minutes or until set; cool on wire rack.

* Take note that you can adjust the amount of bourbon to taste or simply eliminate it entirely. I use just a tablespoon of bourbon and then add enough water to make 1/4 cup of liquid. You can buy the tiny little bottles of bourbon and still have enough for several pies.

Happy Pie Day! ... Enjoy!

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Unknown said...

That looks scrumptious, even though I'm probably the only person living in the south who doesn't eat pecan pie.

Cherry gets me every time.


The Frosted Gardner said...

Looks delicious. Oh my. Wish I had me some of that!

Anne Maskell said...

Oh, yum! This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing! (not sure I

Kitty Deschanel said...

Chocolate AND pecans AND BOURBON?! Oh, you have so just made my day!

On second thought, my day would be officially made if you lived a little closer and could offer me a slice of this :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I missed National Pie Day?? Ugh! That looks like a seriously delicious pie. Calorie free right?

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Yum, that looks divine!

Jenn Erickson said...

Bourbon, pecans, cornmeal? Sounds like dessert perfection to me!! Thank you so much for visiting me at Rook No. 17. I'm so happy to be following your creative and delicious blog! Jenn

NanaDiana said...

If I ate that they could box me up and put me on the outgoing train for the traveling side show...not sure if I would be going for the Bearded Lady or the BIG ONE! lol Hugs-Diana

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Yum! I'll be right over! :)

Kendall Jones said...

Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays, this pie is wonderful, I made it for Thanksgiving - SO GOOD!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Yummy! Looks so delicious :D

MrsJenB said...


I love pecan pie. I love chocolate. I love bourbon. I love chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Have made it myself - very similar recipe to the one you cite here - and pretty much died from happiness. Seriously. It's the best pie ever. :-)

Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays

Christina @ It's a Keeper said...

This looks great! I would love for you to link this or any of your projects or recipes to my blog hop @ It's a Keeper Thursdays.

Thanks so much for sharing!

laxsupermom said...

Your pie looks amazing! I make a bourbon pecan pie for Derby day each year, but I never thought to add chocolate to it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

WHO knew that it was National Pie Day. :) I like this holiday!
Following you.
Mary Ann

Lisa said...

Yummy, anything with chocolate in it is sure to be delicious. Sounds like a delicious way to celebrate this day. I have a linky party on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

I'm not much of a pecan pie girl but this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and linking up again this week!

vintagesue said...

hi sharon!! i just found your blog. i lived in georgia for a very long time and i LOVE pecan pie. mmm good.
i was just in westminster this past weekend!! i'm a maryland girl too. live in aberdeen!! grew up in rockville. anyway, i'll be checking back to your blog often!! love the chenille wreath on your earlier post too. way too cute.
nice to find you.

Terrell said...

YUMM! So glad you shared this! This has to be one of my top fav pies of all times! Thanks for partying at Frou Frou Decor! I hope you can come by each week and show off your fabulous finds!
Hugs to you,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

oh darn - I missed National Pie Day! This looks like a great pecan pie recipe. Pecan Pie is my Dad's favorite so I will have to try this one for him.
Thanks for linking OT Tasty Tuesdays!

Leanne said...

Thanks so much for coming by! I appreciate comments too! I could use a slice of that pie right now! lol xo

Honey at 2805 said...

My favorite! It's so yummy! I think I originally got my receipe from the Bayou Restaurant on the Riverwalk in San Antonio.

Patty Albertson said...

This looks so yummy!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I made this in a tart pan for company. It was great. thanks.
Mary Ann

Lisa said...

Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. Hope you'll be able to join in again next week.

Holly Lefevre said...

Some of my favorite flavors. Pie is the new cupcake.=, so I am all over this!