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How to Make a Pecan Pie Recipe with Bourbon and Chocolate

Kick up your pie baking game by learning How to Make a Pecan Pie Recipe with Bourbon and Chocolate that is loaded with flavor!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Refrigerate, Freeze then Cool at room temp 7 hours
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 1065kcal


For the Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups of Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour
  • 12 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of cold rendered bacon fat
  • 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • 1 cup of ice cold water

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • ½ cup of packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of bourbon
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 4 cups of pecan halves
  • 1 cup of large chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Crust: In a food processor combine the flour, butter, bacon fat and salt and process on low speed until the butter is the size of rice.
  • Slowly drizzle in the water until it becomes mealy. Remove the dough, form it into 2 discs and rest the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Remove the dough and roll each of them out. Form one of them over a pie tin and the other one use as the outer braided crust.
  • Slice 9 thin slices from the rolled out dough. Pinch 3 of them together at the top using water and overlap them to form a braid. Repeat with the other 6 pieces and then mold them together on the outside of the pie shell.
  • Freeze the pie dough.
  • Filling: In a large bowl whisk together the corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, bourbon, orange zest and vanilla and set aside.
  • Remove the pie crust from the freezer and add in the pecan halves and chocolate chips and pour the corn syrup mixture over top.
  • Bake in the oven at 350° for 60 minutes and then cool it at room temperature for 5 hours.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 1065kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 869IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4mg