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Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

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
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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