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Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie

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Editor's Note: Pecan pie can be a rich dessert on its own. Add chocolate and bourbon, and you have a decadent dessert that's perfect for the holidays! This Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie is easy to make and will be a memorable showstopper to just about any meal. You'll love that this easy pecan pie recipe is filled with an assortment of flavors and textures, too. If you really want to take this dessert to the next level, then add a dollop of whipped cream to each serving, or use the recipe's author suggestion of vanilla ice cream. Your family and friends will love this dessert!

Rich chocolate laced with bourbon and crunchy pecans highlight this pie. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Serves6 to 8

Cooking MethodBaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

OccasionBuffet, Buffet Meal, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get Together

Recipe CourseDessert

MoodFestive

Taste and TextureChocolatey, Nutty, Rich

Type of DishDessert, Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Hazelnut Pastry Dough or Chocolate Pie Pastry Dough
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar (250 mL)
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup (250 mL)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted (50 mL)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup bourbon (50 mL)
  • 1 cup pecan halves (250 mL)
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate, cut into small pieces (175 g)
  • 9-inch (23 cm) pie pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C)

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough and fit into bottom of pie pan. Set aside.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, eggs and bourbon.

  4. Sprinkle pecans and semisweet chocolate over pastry shell. Pour sugar mixture over top, making sure that you submerge pecans and chocolate pieces.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted into center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before cutting.

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