Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie (Aka Derby Pie)

So for Thanksgiving my mom wanted to make the pumpkin pies, so I was left in a dilemma as to what other kind to make. Pecan is a natural second in my mind to the necessary and ubiquitous pumpkin during Turkey Day. But what to do to make it a bit…different? The answer, usually, Booze! And Chocolate!

 


 

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie (Aka Derby Pie)
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 prepared pie crust
  2. 1½ cups pecans, chopped
  3. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  4. 1 cup dark corn syrup
  5. ½ cup sugar
  6. ½ cup brown sugar
  7. ¼ cup bourbon
  8. 4 eggs
  9. ¼ cup butter
  10. 2 teaspoons cornmeal
  11. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  12. ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle crust with pecans and chocolate chips.
  2. Combine corn syrup, sugars, and bourbon in a sauce pan and bring to boil on medium. Cook constantly for 3 minutes. Take off heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk together eggs, butter, cornmeal, vanilla and salt. Gradually whisk in cooled syrup mix.
  4. Pour into crust. Bake at 325° for 55 minutes.
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Guinness Chocolate Cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake
Serves 12
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 250 ml Guinness
  2. 1 cup butter, sliced by tablespoons
  3. 75 g cocoa
  4. 400 g granulated sugar
  5. 140 ml sour cream
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  8. 275 g all-purpose flour
  9. 2½ teaspoons baking soda
Icing
  1. 300 g cream cheese
  2. 150 g powdered sugar
  3. 125 ml heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 355°F, and grease and line a 9" springform pan.
  2. Pour the Guinness into a large saucepan, and add the sliced butter. Heat until the butter is melted, and remove the saucepan from the heat. Whisk in the cocoa and sugar.
  3. Beat the sour cream with the eggs and vanilla in a bowl or mixer; then pour the chocolate mixture into the sour cream mixture and blend.
  4. Finally beat in the flour and baking soda.
  5. Pour the batter into a the springform pan, bake for 50-60 minutes (touch the top of the cake to test, it will spring back when touched if done). Leave to cool completely in the pan.
  6. For the icing: Beat the powdered sugar into the cream cheese. Add the cream, and beat again until it's spreadable. Ice the top of the cake only (so it looks like the frothy top of a glass of Guinness).
Notes
  1. This recipe works best if you line the bottom of a tight-fitting springform pan with parchment paper.
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