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Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

When my fiance first made this chocolate bourbon pecan pie for me, I declared it to be the best pie ever! Creamy chocolate combines with crunchy nuts in a great, gooey filling. We can't get enough of this recipe inspired by Kentucky Derby bourbon chocolate pecan pie. —Tanya Taylor, Cary, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons ice water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves, divided
  • 3/4 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips, divided


  • Combine flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate until easy to handle, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 325°. On a floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge.
  • Beat first seven filling ingredients until blended. Stir in 1 cup pecans and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Pour filling into crust; sprinkle with remaining pecans and chocolate chips. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is puffed, 50-60 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cutting butter into dry ingredients results in tiny bits of flour-coated butter throughout the dough, creating a cookie crust that is both tender and crumbly at the same time. If you don’t have a pastry blender, use two knives to cut in the cold butter.
  • Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar. The types are generally interchangeable in recipes. But if you prefer a bolder flavor, choose dark brown sugar.
  • Check out our 50 best pie recipes, from classics to new favorites.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 676 calories, 35g fat (14g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (70g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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    • KristineChayes
      Dec 11, 2020

      Nice combination of chocolate and bourbon. Made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit!

    • sussexspaniel
      Feb 27, 2019

      Great for Derby Party. Love the flavor and it reminded me of Derby Pie, which is a certain part of any menu on Derby Day.

    • sarahc34
      Nov 20, 2018

      This pie is what it says it is - it has bourbon and chocolate flavors. It's a twist on the classic pecan pie! Why are so many reviewing it saying they don't like the bourbon flavor - just make a regular pecan pie then! This is a grown-up flavor and it is awesome. And so easy to throw together. Make this pie if you are looking to make an easy dessert for the holiday table and warn the faint hearted that there's a tiny quarter cup of bourbon in the pie.

    • foxyhottcakes
      Nov 24, 2017

      Oh my, this is a good pie. This is going to be my new company's coming pie. Spoiler alert: it tastes like bourbon!! So if you don't care for that flavor, or things like rum cake, don't make this...I loved it. It's rich and silky. I toasted my pecans first, too.

    • nhersch
      Dec 29, 2015

      Disappointed. No one liked it and ended up throwing it out. Too much chocolate.

    • juicyfruit007
      Aug 4, 2015

      This was a typical chocolate pecan pie -- always delicious! I did not care for the taste of bourbon however.

    • Cookie Crumble
      Mar 15, 2015

      This pie was good--made three this weekend. However, I don't like to the taste of the bourbon, so when I made the pie again, I substituted a little white corn syrup, a tsp. of vanilla, and water for the liquor. I also prefer not so much dark sugar/syrup, so I used light brown sugar. This is a keeper!

    • klandrews84
      Dec 2, 2014

      Family enjoyed it

    • mkaskela
      Nov 25, 2014


    • brendadom1
      Nov 16, 2014

      Decadent and Delicious!