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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.

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • 10 inch pie pan

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, melted not margarine
  • cup bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs beaten well
  • 1½-2 cups whole shelled pecans
  • 1 traditional crust for pie unbaked

Instructions
 

  • Roll out the pie crust dough and place it into the pie pan. Scallop the edges.
  • Combine the first 7 ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the beaten eggs and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie shell.
  • Arrange the pecans in a pretty circular pattern on top of the mixture.
    Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie, pecan pie, homemade pie, dessert, holiday dessert, southern cooking, pecans, Fiestaware, bourbon
  • Bake on the lowest rack in the oven at 350° for about 45 minutes.
    Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie, pecan pie, homemade pie, dessert, holiday dessert, southern cooking, pecans, Fiestaware, bourbon
  • If you like, cut out some pretty leaves from any extra pie crust dough and "glue" them to the edge of the pie for a decoration instead of scalloping the crust.

Notes

The pie will puff up a little while baking. Don’t worry about it. It will settle as it cools.
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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! Serving this pie after that incredible turkey ensures your family a food coma for the rest of the day!

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