Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Pie
Author: Rob of Louisville Kentucky
Recipe type: dessert
- ½ cup butter (1 stick), melted
- ¾ cup light corn syrup
- 4 large eggs
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- ¼ cup bourbon
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- 1¼ cup toasted pecans or walnuts, chopped in half if desired
- 1 store bought pie crust, or favorite homemade
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, on medium speed whip butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and bourbon together until frothy. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans or walnuts. Blend well. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until set. Serve warm or cool, top with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
You can use pecans or walnuts.. Tastes great if served warm. Kentucky's signature dessert is by far Derby pie, a chocolate nut treat. The original pie is made by Kerns kitchen and was developed by the manager of The Melrose Inn of Prospect Kentucky. There are many variations of the nut pie, and this one is special because it adds bourbon, a Kentucky favorite. It's always a Kentucky tradition to serve a chocolate nut pie during the Christmas season. We would always look forward to someone bringing this special dessert.