Chocolate chip bourbon pecan pie ~ savory simple

Think you know pecan pie? This fun spin on a classic Thanksgiving dessert kicks things up with chocolate and bourbon. Chocolate chip bourbon pecan pie is nothing less than pie heaven.


Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pecan Pie
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Serves: 1 pie
  • 1 store-bought pie dough (or your favorite homemade recipe)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/2 cup pecans
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  1. Roll the pie dough into a shallow 8- or 9-inch pie dish, leaving an inch overhang. Fold the excess dough under itself and then crimp the edges in a decorative pattern of your choice. Use a fork to prick holes in the dough across the bottom of the pan and up the sides (this prevents air bubbles from forming). Allow the dough to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the eggs, sugars, butter, maple syrup, vanilla, flour, pecans and chocolate chips in a bowl. Pour into the reserved pie dish.
  3. Place the pie dish onto a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the oven. After 10 minutes, lower the temperature to 350 degrees F and allow the pie to bake for another 30 minutes.
  4. Immediately after the pie is removed from the oven, drizzle the two tablespoons of bourbon evenly over the top. It will sizzle and combine with the other ingredients.
  5. Allow the pie to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.


More Holiday Recipes

Savory Simple – Baked Eggnog Doughnuts with Eggnog Rum Glaze
Martha Stewart – Classic Pumpkin Pie

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  1. This looks fabulous, Jen! Off to check it out!

  2. This. Is. Amazeballs. I love that it’s like a cookie in a pie! Fantastic.

  3. This looks insanely good, Jen!

  4. Wow, this looks amazing!

  5. Eat.Style.Play says:

    I think I’ve only had it maybe twice…but this just gave me a yummy craving for it, I’ve seen it made so many times but never tried. I might for the holiday’s

  6. Yes please to a boozed up pecan pie!

  7. That looks like the perfect way to booze up :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Holy moly, that looks delicious! Kind of reminds me of a Derby pie!

  9. This looks lovely!!! Above that, it sounds lovely, too!

  10. this looks sooo delicious! adding bourbon to pies is ALWAYS a good idea. yum!

  11. Looks lovely. Pecan pie is always best with bourbon in it!

  12. Yum. Will definitely check it out. I made a chocolate bourbon pecan pie (best of ALL worlds) last year, and it’s definitely going to be a repeat at Thanksgiving this year.

  13. claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    My face needs to meet this pie.

  14. One of my favourite restaurants from when I was in college served Kentucky bourbon and chocolate pie. I’ve been looking for a replicate ever since!

  15. A favorite combo of mine in pie…pecans, chocolate and bourbon. You just can’t go wrong and this one looks perfect!

  16. Boozy thanksgiving pie?! Where do I sign up?!

  17. The only ways to make a pecan pie even better would totally be chocolate and booze. Well done, Jen!

  18. Pecan pie is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert (ssshhhhhh don’t tell pumpkin pie!), and I can only imagine how over the top it would be with chocolate and bourbon. Holy cow. Is it Thanksgiving yet???

  19. this looks and sounds amazing!! i love the change-up from the regular pecan pie – the bourbon addition? why oh why didn’t come over?! ;)

  20. I’m obsessed with all things bourbon right now, especially desserts! It adds such a nice depth of flavor that you just can’t get otherwise.

  21. I’ve just nominated you for “The Super Sweet Blogger Award” which pretty much just invites you to answer a few questions, if you’d like to follow through, and then list blogs that have inspired you. You can see my “award nomination” blogpost at, where your blog is listed. Thanks for inspiring me!

  22. See, not celebrating Thanksgiving in Singapore means we miss out on the basic pecan pie, let alone one that looks as delicious as this !

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