Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Monday, November 28, 2011




Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pie Dough 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
4 tablespoons cold cream cheese
2 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 large eggs
1 cup corn syrup (1/2 dark, 1/2 light)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

To make the pie dough, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor; pulse until combined.  Add butter and cream cheese, and pulse until just combined, and a dough ball forms.  Shape dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Thinly roll out dough on a lightly floured surface; transfer dough to a pie dish, and crimp edges.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place pecans on a cookie sheet; bake 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter foams and turns light golden brown.  Cool 5 minutes.  Whisk in chocolate chips until melted.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla and salt until well combined; whisk in chocolate butter mixture until well combined.  Whisk in pecans until combined.  Pour filling into pie shell.  Bake 50 minutes, or until well risen, set, and golden brown.  Cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes 9 servings

19 comments on "Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie"
  1. glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    this pie sounds heavenly

  2. Your pies are perfection! The crust is always beautiful.

    I was looking into a blog post editor for Mac, but I lost the link to the one I considered. What program do you use to edit photos? Thanks for reminding me that I need to renew Flickr next year. =|

  3. Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Those little turkeys are adorable - kids would love those!

  4. I've been using Live Writer for almost 4 years and really like it (course, I don't know any different). Yummy Thanksgiving!

  5. Looks like a sweet pie!

    We've been using Picasa for our photos and Live Writer now for blog posts for over a year. I love it. Super easy to insert photos stored in to posts and get it arranged just as you want it.

  6. I'm a sucker for flickr, but I understand the need to switch! Sounds like you had a DELICIOUS thanksgiving...and I mean, with this awesome pie in tow, how could you have not?

  7. What a beautiful pie! I have yet to ever have a Pecan Pie but this has convinced me I'm missing out. Pinned!

  8. I'm not the biggest fan of pecan pie, but add bourbon and chocolate and I could be swayed.

    By the way, I covet your hair a bit. :)

  9. This looks like an incredible pie! Bet your parents were glad you bought it.

  10. Looks delicious Emily....I would definitely have a slice of your pie and then hit those sweet potatoes your mom, they look good!

  11. Bourbon and chocolate are the most divine combination! What a decadent pie!

  12. looks like you're surrounded by cooking talent--nice! and i always enjoy a game of croquet. :)

  13. Mmmm, bourbon + chocolate is one of God's greatest gifts. With pecans, even better! Your pie looks beautiful, great job :)

  14. Sounds delicious, can't wait to try it....

  15. The post looks fine, including the photos of the beautiful pie. Thanks for sharing your T-day! I love those cookie turkeys!

  16. Wow this looks really good! Bourbon, chocolate and pecans, this looks like party! I love it!

  17. Thanks everyone!

    Christina, you might try using Etco. I use Picnik.

    Sno, I might have to try it!

    Misty, :D

  18. Gorgeous pie AND cook! I love that Eric's family plays croquet, which is the fun-nest game.

    I'm really impressed with smoked turkey legs. That's awesome.