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Monday, November 11, 2013

Bourbon Pecan Pie

This is the perfect time of the year for me!!  Fall is just awesome in Texas!  I love all the cooler weather and the harvest coming in, the pantry is loaded with jams, jellies, veggies from the garden and my freezer still has pecans from our farm in New Mexico!  Remember I lived for several years on a pecan farm so I had access to some of the best pecans ever! And on my all time favorite pie for fall is Pecan Pie.  And lets not cut any corners, lets add dark brown sugar, real butter, dark corn syrup and just a splash of a good bourbon to make this the best Pecan Pie Ever! 
And since I totally love Pecan Pie, life is good!!

Bourbon Pecan Pie

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup (karo)
  • 2 tablespoons of bourbon
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep-dish pie crust
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, salt, bourbon and vanilla in a large bowl
3. Stir in pecans and pour into pie crust
4. Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes
5. Cool at least for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.
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Other Favorite Thanksgiving and Fall Dishes:

Cranberry Salad with Pineapple and Marshmellows

Sweet Potato Pie


  1. That does look delicious! I always make a pecan pie for my daughter's father-in-law for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I've wanted to try an extra special pie like yours but I don't know if I can get away with it -- think I should try!

  2. Evelyn; You Wicked Woman!!!! "Fork over ALL Pecans Now!!!!!" ;-P
    When you and Hubby are in the RV, I am coming to pick all Nuts left!!!!! ;-P
    Thank-You for such a nice and Yummy Holiday Recipe!! :-)

  3. Your pecan pie loos wonderful. Must admit I'm a little envious of your ready access to pecans as they cost a small fortune in my part of the world.

  4. Evelyn, your pie looks absolutely delicious! I am a tiny bit envious of your wonderful pecans and I'll just bet this pie tastes amazing! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a happy Tuesday!

  5. I haven't ever made a pecan pie, but the addition of bourbon sounds wonderful! I would love it if you could share this at the what i am eating link up

  6. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays. Have a great day!

  7. Oh Evelyn, This is my daughter-in-laws favorite pie. Maybe I'd get brownie points if I made this for her. Pinning for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Trivia.
    I'm featuring it tomorrow on my Thanksgiving Desserts Roundup.
    Hugs my friend,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  8. This looks and sounds so good!! My favorite pie is Pecan Pie!! =)
    Im pinning to save your recipe!

  9. Do you know how much I love pecan pie? As much as I look forward to tomatoes in the summer, I'm even more fanatic about pecans (specifically pecan pie). Sadly, my tree produces every other year...and this is an off year. Sadness!
    Thank you for teasing me. I mean linking!

  10. Hi Evelyn, this pie look amazing if only I could just taste it RIGHT NOW! This recipe looks easy and TFS! Enjoy the rest of the week. Julie at

  11. Evelyn,
    Oh this looks dangerously tempting to bake this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love pecan pie. I bet the bourbon adds a wonderful flavor! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  13. Mmm, looks delicious! Pinning, and thanks so much for sharing it at my link party!

  14. Evenly,
    This looks like a delicious pie that we would just love. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Now this is my kind of pie!! I love pecan pie, and we know I love adding booze to my baking. ;) You are so lucky to live on a pecan farm!! I spend a small fortune for them at the grocery store. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Best of the Weekend. Have a wonderful week!! :)

  16. Fabulous pie, I don't have bourbon but I suspect brandy would work just as well. Cheers

  17. Yummy, Evelyn. Thanks for sharing this at Saturday Dishes.


  18. I love pecan pie. This recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link party.
    Debi and Charly at Adorned From Above

  19. This looks great! I have always been scared to try a pecan pie for some reason. Im going to have to give this one a shot! (Hubs will love the bourbon addition!)

    Im going to feature this one too! :)

  20. I made two of these for Thanksgiving. They were delicious! I have tried out different recipes over the last couple of years and this is now my go to recipe for pecan pie. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Pecan pie is one of my faves - I love that you added bourbon! :)


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))