Decadent Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
As one who loves to cook and create new culinary delights, it’s always thrilling to share a recipe that is sure to leave your taste buds tingling in delight. That’s why I’m thrilled to bring you this bourbon chocolate pecan pie recipe that you just have to try.
Combining the rich flavors of chocolate, pecans, and bourbon, this pie is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. With its gooey filling and flaky crust, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion.
Plus, with the added kick of Kentucky bourbon, this pie has a unique flavor that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for something special to enjoy with friends and family or just an indulgent treat for yourself, this bourbon chocolate pecan pie is sure to hit the spot.
So let’s whip up this delectable dessert and indulge in the yumminess!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Listen up, foodies! If you’re an avid fan of pecan pies, then you absolutely must try this bourbon chocolate pecan pie recipe. There are countless reasons why you’ll love this recipe, but let me give you a few that stand out.
Firstly, the combination of chocolate and bourbon is absolutely divine. The sweetness and nuttiness of the pecans complement the flavor of the chocolate and bourbon so well. It’s like eating a delicious candy bar, but even better!
Secondly, compared to regular pecan pie recipes, this one adds a kick to your dessert. That’s right – we’re putting some Kentucky Bourbon into it! This ingredient not only adds that extra oomph with every bite but also compliments with the flavor of the chocolate by making it less overpowering.
Thirdly, we use high-quality ingredients such as light corn syrup and unsalted butter for the filling of this pie. This ensures that your pie has a perfect texture and taste that is sure to impress everyone.
Lastly, there’s nothing better than a homemade pie made from scratch. With this recipe, you can impress your guests and loved ones with your culinary skills by whipping up a warm, gooey bourbon chocolate pecan pie right in your own kitchen.
So go ahead and indulge yourself in the decadent taste of bourbon chocolate pecan pie. Trust me; your tastebuds will thank you!
Let’s take a look at the ingredients needed for this delicious bourbon chocolate pecan pie recipe:
For the crust:
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, very cold and cut into small pieces
- 2-4 tablespoons ice water
For the filling:
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 cups pecans, toasted and chopped
Note that this recipe calls for Kentucky bourbon to add a unique flavor to the filling. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use any other type of bourbon or whiskey in its place.
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of making this scrumptious Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie.
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup (such as Karo®)
- ¼ cup Bourbon
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups pecans, roughly chopped
- ¾ cup chocolate chips or chunks
Pie Crust Dough:
You can use your favorite store-bought dough or make your own pie crust.
– If making crust: combine 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like coarse sand, then drizzle with 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water until dough forms. Flatten into a disk and refrigerate for at least an hour before rolling out.
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Line a 9-inch pie pan with the pie crust dough and crimp edges.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 3 large eggs, 1 cup light corn syrup (such as Karo®), 1 cup dark brown sugar, and ¼ cup Bourbon until combined.
- Mix in 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt.
- Fold in the chopped pecans and chocolate chips/chunks.
- Pour the filling into the pie crust-lined pan.
Baking the Pie:
- Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until the filling is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving.
Voila! Your decadent Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie is now ready for your enjoyment!
Substitutions and Variations
Sometimes I like to switch up the ingredients in my recipes to change the flavor and add variety. Here are a few possible substitutions and variations you can experiment with in this Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe:
– Instead of bourbon, you can use rum or brandy for a different flavor profile. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, substitute the bourbon with apple cider or apple juice.
– For a gluten-free pie, use a gluten-free pie crust and replace the all-purpose flour with almond flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour.
– You can also vary the type of chocolate used in this recipe. Swap out the dark chocolate for milk chocolate or white chocolate for a sweeter taste.
– If you don’t have pecans on hand, substitute them with walnuts or hazelnuts. Or try mixing different nuts for added texture and flavor.
– To make a chocolate chip pecan pie, simply reduce the amount of pecans and mix in some chocolate chips — semi-sweet or dark work best.
– Add in 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to give the pie an extra chocolatey flavor.
Remember to always keep track of substitutions and variations as changing one ingredient can impact cooking times and temperatures. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find a new twist on this classic dessert!
Serving and Pairing
As a resident of Key West, I know that the art of pie-making is more than a culinary exercise. It’s a reflection of life on this island. With its blend of chocolate, bourbon, and pecan filling, this Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie embodies the spirit of Key West.
I recommend serving your bourbon chocolate pecan pie warm with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream for a contrast in temperatures and flavors. The cool, creamy qualities of the ice cream or whipped cream complement the warm and sweet filling.
For those that are true chocolate aficionados, consider drizzling melted dark chocolate over the top of each slice before serving. This will take your dessert to another level and add a slightly bitter note to balance out the sweet filling.
Finally, if you’re looking for an adult-only pairing with your dessert, try sipping on a glass bourbon to enhance the flavors in both the cocktail and the pie for an unforgettable culinary combination!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
The bourbon chocolate pecan pie is a dessert that does well when made ahead of time. If you want to prepare the pie in advance, you can do so up to 2 days ahead of serving it. Once the pie is completely cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to store in the fridge.
To reheat the pie, warm it up in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10-15 minutes. Be sure to cover the edges of the crust with foil to prevent them from burning while the filling warms up.
When serving the pie, feel free to add a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream as a perfect sidekick to this indulgent dessert.
If you have leftovers (though we highly doubt that will happen), keep them covered and refrigerated. The pie will last for up to 4 days when stored properly.
However, since pecan pies tend to get better with age, you can make it one day before serving for great flavor development. The flavors of chocolate, bourbon and pecans will marry together creating an explosion of taste when served with creamy ice cream on top. Just don’t forget to reserve a slice for yourself before anyone else gets their hands on them!
Tips for Perfect Results
When it comes to baking a Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie, there are a few key tips that can make all the difference in achieving the perfect slice. Here are some helpful tips for ensuring your pie turns out delicious every time:
Firstly, it’s important to use good quality ingredients. Choose fresh pecans, high-quality chocolate chips, and a good quality Kentucky bourbon for authentic flavor.
Secondly, don’t overmix the filling. When mixing the filling together, it’s important not to overmix it. Overmixing can cause air pockets to form in the filling, which can result in a pie with a less than desirable texture.
Thirdly, blind bake the crust. Blind baking the crust before adding the filling helps prevent a soggy bottom and ensures the crust stays crisp.
Fourthly, use room temperature ingredients. When baking any dessert, it’s always best to use room temperature ingredients. This allows them to mix together more easily and ensures a smooth texture.
Finally, let the pie cool completely before serving. It may be tempting to dive right into your freshly baked pie, but allowing it to cool completely will help the filling set correctly and make for easy slicing.
By following these tips and tricks, you’re sure to end up with a perfect Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie every time!
Before we dive into the Frequently Asked Questions section of this Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe, let me remind you of some key points for a perfect outcome. Ensure that all your ingredients are at room temperature, and follow the directions carefully. Finally, let your pie cool to room temperature before serving; this will allow the filling to set properly and produce that classic gooey texture. With those tips in mind, let’s move onto some questions you may have about this delicious dessert.
What is Kentucky bourbon pecan pie?
Imagine an irresistible dessert that goes by the name of Kentucky Derby Pie, but is essentially a more indulgent version of the classic pecan pie. This delightful treat is elevated to another level with the addition of luscious chocolate chips and a touch of Kentucky bourbon. Its distinctively gooey filling is complemented by a delightful crunch on the top, which comes from the caramelized sugar and pecans.
Does the bourbon get baked out in pie?
When making a pie crust, it’s common to add a small amount of liquid to help bring the dough together. Some bakers use water or milk, but did you know that alcohol can also be used? Despite what you may think, the alcohol won’t make the dough tough. This is because the proteins in flour don’t bond with alcohol like they do with water. So go ahead and add a splash of your favorite alcohol without worrying about serving it to non-drinking guests. The alcohol will evaporate during baking, leaving behind a delicious and flaky crust.
Can you substitute whiskey for bourbon in pecan pie?
If you’re looking for a way to give your pie that distinct bourbon flavor without adding actual bourbon, you may want to consider using a bourbon extract instead. While it’s possible to substitute whiskey for bourbon, it’s important to note that this will change the taste of the pie. However, opting for a bourbon extract can provide the desired flavor without the alcohol content of bourbon.
What is a Kentucky bourbon pie?
Are you a fan of decadent chocolate pies with a hint of nuttiness? Look no further than the popular Southern dessert known as Kentucky bourbon pie. This pie is rumored to have originated at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky and is known for its rich flavors and boozy kick. Keep reading for my step-by-step instructions on how to make this delicious dessert.
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie is the perfect dessert to make for a special occasion or to satisfy your sweet tooth. With its buttery pie crust, gooey and rich filling, and a combination of pecans, chocolate, and bourbon flavors, this pie is sure to impress all of your guests. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also easy to make with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
So why not try making this Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe today? It’s the perfect dessert to share with family and friends, and it’s sure to become a new favorite. Serve it warm with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or pair it with whipped cream for an indulgent dessert experience that’s guaranteed to satisfy. Trust me; you won’t regret making this recipe.
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 6 tablespoons butter (Softened)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons Bourbon (Crown Royal)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup pecans (Halves)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 pie crust (Refriderated or Homemade)
- Whisk together first 8 Ingredients until smooth.
- Stir in pecans and morsels.
- Pour into pie crust.
- Bake on lowest oven rack at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until set.
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Chloe is passionate about creating unique dishes that draw on the flavors of her favorite cultures. She loves experimenting with new ingredients and pushing the boundaries of traditional recipes. Her enthusiasm for cooking is infectious, and she is always eager to share her creations with friends and family.