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This bourbon pecan pie is one you won't forget! Bourbon stands in for vanilla extract in this easy recipe, adding a distinctive flavor to a holiday dessert favorite.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
35 mins
45 mins
1 9-inch pie

This bourbon pecan pie is full of rich, boozy flavor. It's exactly what you need to finish your holiday meal with a bang! 

Bourbon Pecan Pie Ingredients

You likely have all the ingredients you'll need on hand. If not, here's what to add to your grocery list: 

· Sugar: Make this bourbon pecan pie recipe with a blend of equal parts brown and white sugars. 
· Butter: Three tablespoons of unsalted butter adds richness and flavor to the pie filling. 
· Corn syrup: This recipe calls for light corn syrup, but you can use dark corn syrup for a more intense flavor. 
· Eggs: Three large, beaten eggs add moisture and richness. They also help bind the filling together. 
· Bourbon: Just two tablespoons of bourbon is all you'll need to spike this boozy pecan pie. 
· Pecans: Of course, you'll need pecan halves for bourbon pecan pie. Chopped pecans will also work. 
· Pie crust: Use a store-bought pie crust or make your own with our top-rated Butter Flaky Crust recipe. 

How to Make Bourbon Pecan Pie

Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie
Credit: Supercook

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this bourbon pecan pie: 

Mix the dry ingredients (sans pecans) in a bowl, then add the wet ingredients. Fold in the pecans. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake in a preheated oven until the pie is set.

Best Bourbon For Pecan Pie

Any bourbon you have on hand will do. However, as with any alcohol used for cooking or baking, you shouldn't use something you wouldn't drink. You also shouldn't break the bank, as the really expensive stuff should be saved for sipping. Opt for a bourbon that's budget-friendly, but drinkable with a smooth flavor. 

How to Serve Bourbon Pecan Pie

This decadent bourbon pecan pie is delicious as-is. However, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream would really take your slice over the top. 

How to Store Bourbon Pecan Pie

Store bourbon pecan pie the same way you'd store regular pecan pie: Loosely wrapped in storage wrap or foil, in the refrigerator, for up to four days. 

Can You Freeze Bourbon Pecan Pie? 

Yes, you can freeze bourbon pecan pie. If you plan to freeze it, it's best to cook it in a foil pan. Wrap the entire pie in storage wrap and follow it up with a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to two months. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I used Fireball instead of bourbon on a whim," says Amanda. "I was pleasantly surprised! Just the hint of cinnamon from the whiskey and a dash of vanilla and it was hands down the best pecan pie I have made to date.

"It comes out perfect every time and if you really want to kick it up a notch, add chocolate chips," according to candygirl, who says it's "fabulous, rich, and decadent."

"Pecan pie is my husband's favorite so it's a holiday tradition in this family," says Leonda58. "WOW, do we have a new favorite recipe with which to carry on that tradition! The bourbon cuts down on the pie's natural sweetness and is the perfect amount for our tastes."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Mix white sugar, brown sugar, and butter together in a bowl. Stir in corn syrup, eggs, and bourbon, then fold in pecans. Pour mixture into the pie crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to bake until the pie is set, 25 to 30 minutes more.

  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

533 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 55.9g; fat 33.1g; cholesterol 81.2mg; sodium 160.3mg. Full Nutrition