Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie, pecan pie, homemade pie, dessert, holiday dessert, southern cooking, pecans, Fiestaware, bourbon

Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie


Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie is a decadent dessert that is perfect for the holidays. The filling is richly flavored with bourbon and brown sugar.


Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie is my most-requested dish during the holidays. One year I ran out of time to make it. I showed up at Family Christmas without it. Big mistake. Don’t disappoint your family and make this pie. This pie is to die for. I promise.

This is my version of Great-Grandma Irma’s recipe. If you recall from a previous post, a “condition” of my engagement was to learn to make a pie from Grandma Irma. We made pecan pie together on that wonderful day. The filling is candy-rich and flavorful. On top, the pecan halves toast beautifully adding a terrific complement to the filling. Of course, the homemade crust is buttery, flaky and delicious.

Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie, pecan pie, homemade pie, dessert, holiday dessert, southern cooking, pecans, Fiestaware, bourbon

My contribution to this recipe is the addition of bourbon. Have you noticed I can’t just make a recipe as written? ? Traditional southern pecan pie contains bourbon in the filling. I don’t know why Grandma didn’t add bourbon to her pecan pie. Every Christmas she made Chocolate Bourbon Balls so strong you would see Santa.

I like it with bourbon in it. Bourbon adds a depth of flavor that takes this pecan pie from amazing to To Die For!

How To Make Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie

I included in this recipe my video showing how to make a homemade pie crust. The written article Make Pie Crust 101 is linked here.

Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie, pecan pie, homemade pie, dessert, holiday dessert, southern cooking, pecans, Fiestaware, bourbon

Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie, pecan pie, homemade pie, dessert, holiday dessert, southern cooking, pecans, Fiestaware, bourbon

Oh boy, is this dessert rich! That’s why I usually only make it during the holiday season. It’s such a treat and your family will LOVE it!

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