No you can't taste the vinegar--it just tames the over-the-top sweetness of the typical pecan pie. The bourbon? Well it's just plain good!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
2 hrs
1 9-inch pie


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until frothy. Mix in brown sugar. Add corn syrup and mix. Add butter, bourbon, half-and-half, vinegar, flour, and salt and beat until well mixed, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Toast pecans in a dry skillet over low heat until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Place evenly in the pie crust. Pour filling mixture over. Do not overfill; you may have a little left over. Place pie on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, about 25 minutes more. Cover the edges of the crust with foil to prevent overbrowning if desired. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.

Cook's Notes:

Toasting the pecans is optional, but try it, it makes a difference.

I make my aluminum foil heat shield by taking a 1-foot square of foil, folding it twice to a quarter of the original size, and cutting out a round center. Then just lay the outer part on top.

I often let the pie get close to done and turn off the oven, leaving the pie inside with the door closed, so the pie can glide into cooling. This seems to prevent cracks.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 59.4g; fat 31.5g; cholesterol 86mg; sodium 247.1mg. Full Nutrition