Bourbon Pecan Pie

Hey! I am so glad you stopped by to check out my recent bakes. My name is Kelsey. I love baking all things but especially pies and pastries. Follow me along on my journey!


For Thanksgiving I typically make a pumpkin roll and a pie (different every year). If I could bake every single thanksgiving pie and dessert I totally would haha! However, the last few years I have also been in charge of making a baked mac and cheese, corn pudding, cranberry salad and mashed potatoes. I love thanksgiving! I mean doesn’t everyone? You get to eat all the best food of the year… It’s a no brainer! It is also good to see family you don’t get to see as often, we love to play games together. Last year I made a regular pecan pie but saw a lot of recipes out there that added bourbon or spiced rum, so this year I tried one of those! I don’t think I will ever make a classic pecan pie again, I loved the addition of the bourbon, we used Maker’s Mark. It adds a deeper flavor to a typically very sweet pie, don’t worry though, this recipe is still very sweet haha! I would like to try a spiced rum next time to see how that changes the flavor.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup dark corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup butter melted
  • 2 tbsp. bourbon or spiced rum
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 pie shell
  • 1¼ cups pecans, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Whisk eggs, sugar, syrups, butter, bourbon, vanilla and salt until well blended.
  3. Add pecans, stir until just incorporated.
  4. Prick sides and bottom of pie shell, pour mixture in.
  5. Bake 35-45 minutes, until just set around the edges but still loose in the center.
  6. Cool until firm.

The video below shows a quick step-by-step process.

Shop the products I used to make this recipe!

Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Danish Whisk
Fisher Pecans
Pie Pan

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