Kentucky bourbon gives a kick to this Southern classic.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees F).

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  • In a small saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter or margarine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter or margarine melts and sugar dissolves. Cool slightly.

  • In a large bowl combine eggs, bourbon, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Slowly pour sugar mixture into egg mixture, whisking constantly. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Pour mixture into pie shell.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until set and golden. May be served warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

647 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 79.9g 26% DV; fat 35.4g 54% DV; cholesterol 123.5mg 41% DV; sodium 319.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I made this pie (actually made two of them) for a Christmas party, entertained some friends with the leftovers the next day, and took the rest to the office, and it was a big hit with everyone!! Reading the other reviews , I made the following suggested modifications: used deep dish pie crust, the amount of filling turned out just right that way; cut down bourbon to 2 tbs and sugar to 3/4 cup; and laid down a single layer of chocolate chips at the bottom of the crust (did not measure, it was maybe 2 oz of chips) instead of mixing them in the filling. This was the first pecan pie I ever made, and I make desserts rarely, but this was easy to make and turned out wonderfully. If you want a nice pecan pie with a twist (that is not overpowering), try this one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
This pecan pie is overwhelmed by the bourbon and chocolate and has more of a custard consistency. Recipe almost makes enough filling for 2 pies if using a frozen 9" pie shell. Read More
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636 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 102
  • 3 star values: 32
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I made this pie (actually made two of them) for a Christmas party, entertained some friends with the leftovers the next day, and took the rest to the office, and it was a big hit with everyone!! Reading the other reviews , I made the following suggested modifications: used deep dish pie crust, the amount of filling turned out just right that way; cut down bourbon to 2 tbs and sugar to 3/4 cup; and laid down a single layer of chocolate chips at the bottom of the crust (did not measure, it was maybe 2 oz of chips) instead of mixing them in the filling. This was the first pecan pie I ever made, and I make desserts rarely, but this was easy to make and turned out wonderfully. If you want a nice pecan pie with a twist (that is not overpowering), try this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2006
this is my recipe that I have been making for at least 15 years for Thanksgiving & Christmas...I have changed it slightly to make it the way we really love. 3/4c sugar instead of of 1c, 2 tbsp bourbon instead of 1/4c and 1/2c choc chips instead of 6 oz. Make it in a DEEP pie dish, as this makes a lot of filling!! Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving for me without this pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2006
I am asked to make this for every holiday! I put the chocolate chips in the pie shell prior to adding the mixture so that they don't melt. Prior to this, they seemed to make one big chocolate glob - adding them first took care of this problem. I also use a little less bourbon so it doesn't overpower the other flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2008
This is a DECADENT pie! Like many other reviewers, I found it too chocolatey the first time I made it. To remedy it the second time: 1)I used less chocolate chips 2) melted them beforehand 3) poured the melted chips into a deep dish pie shell, and put the pie shell back in the freezer for an hour before I made the actual pie. It came out great with just a little layer of chocolate at the bottom! Also like many reviewers I used Kahlua instead of Bourbon. DELISH! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
Like Jay in Tennessee, I did push my Grandmother down the stairs for the last piece of this pie! Two good things came out of this. The pie was the best hit ever this holiday season, and Grandma's new hips are better than the original! She ended up thanking me! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2005
I would push my grandma down the stairs to get to the last piece of this pie. DEELISH! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2003
The pie was delicious. The only problem I ran into was that the recipie makes a lot of filling -- I used a frozen ready-made 9" pie crust and it was enough for 2 pies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
Incredible! I wanted something different this year for Thanksgiving and this was it! I used Kahlua instead of Bourbon and it was just incredible. I think next time I will lower the amount of chocolate chips as they are a little overpowering but otherwise the perfect pie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2003
I tried this recipe without the bourbon and it turned out to be rather good. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
This pecan pie is overwhelmed by the bourbon and chocolate and has more of a custard consistency. Recipe almost makes enough filling for 2 pies if using a frozen 9" pie shell. Read More
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