My Favorite Pecan Pie

November 8, 2011

My dad loves pecan pie and it's his only request on Thanksgiving.  Last year, I decided to change things up and made this bourbon chocolate pecan pie instead.  Let me tell you- it was a crowd pleaser.  The bourbon is just a background note that helps the other flavors shine.  If you are worried about adding alcohol to this dessert, you can substitute with vanilla extract.  Make sure to serve this delicious bourbon chocolate pecan pie with lots of freshly whipped cream.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie


1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 larges eggs, beaten
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon Kentucky bourbon
9 inches pie shell, partially baked
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar, then mix in eggs, flour, salt, and bourbon.
Fold in nuts and chocolate chips, and stir well.
Pour into the pie shell; bake for 30-40 minutes, until center is set.

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