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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