Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie!


Pecan pie is as southern as Scarlett O'hara and "Gone With The Wind" or Paula Deen, whatever your point of reference  Most people love it and it's actually not all that hard to bake, but few people do anymore it seems.  Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie is a very Kentucky version of the pie, kicked up a little notch.  Because all good bourbon is born and raised in Kentucky, we tend to use it in our cooking quite a bit.    If you do not want to buy bourbon just to put 2 tablespoons in this pie, never fear, you can substitute a teaspoon of good vanilla. 
 If you do invest in a little bottle of bourbon for this, don't worry, we will use it in several other recipes, especially during the holidays.  I have not posted my bourbon soaked ham yet and you do not want to miss that one.  There is no substitute for the bourbon there.   We will also be making Miss Evelyn's Bourbon Balls in the next months and you will need a good amount for those.

 Here is what you need for this pie:
1  9 inch unbaked pie shell
2 cups pecans (halves are pretty, but you can used the pieces)
3 large eggs, beaten
4 Tbs. butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips  ( I use the mini chips)
2 Tbs. good KY bourbon ( can use 1 tsp. good vanilla)
dash of salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.

Blend the eggs with butter, then mix in sugar, syrup, just a dash of salt, and bourbon.  Stir in the chocolate chips at the end.  pour this mixture over the pecans in the pie shell.
 COOKING TIP:  Before you fill the pie shell, place it on a cookie sheet or pizza pan.  The pie will cook more evenly and it's easier to move it to and from the oven.

Bake on 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Lower oven to 350 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes or until it is set.  Remove and cool for about an hour before serving.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice or a dollop of whipped cream!
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie!


  1. Oh my heavens! I just love this pie....

  2. I just made this recipe! These pies are perfect! Thanks! I love your blog!

  3. This pie is the BOMB. thanks for the recipe.

  4. Thank you !!! Just what I needed!!

  5. I've made many of these pies over the years and have used your recipe before but I find that using 1/4 cup Jack Daniel's and 1 cup dark Karo Syrup makes a much better pie. This is a Kentucky Derby Pie or also called Jack Daniel's Pecan Pie and is served in Lynchburg, TN, home of Jack Daniel's Distillery.

    1. Jack Daniels is whiskey, not bourbon. We use bourbon in KY. However, if you prefer whiskey, use whiskey...but it isn't exactly the same thing.

  6. Don't ruin the pie. Put pure Kentucky bourbon in the pie. It is just not the same.

  7. At those temps, the Bourbon will not be alcoholic so its safe for anyone to eat!

  8. Have not made this version before but am going to do it soon..sound great.....

  9. Kentucky all the way!..In Colorado we call it Rocky Mountain Pie, but we use Kentucky Bourbon..;)



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