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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

One of my most favorite recipes to make during the holidays is Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.  I first found this recipe on Allrecipes.com a couple of years ago, and I continue to go back to this recipe every year.  I've even given this pie out as a holiday gift to friends and it has become my most requested recipe.


The original recipe is fairly simple, but nonspecific as to they type of bourbon to use in the recipe.  I have changed that to suit my own tastes by using one of my favorite bourbons: Four Roses Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon.  I am of the definite opinion that you can't just use Jack with this recipe.  It requires something a bit more refined and a smoother finish.

This pie is not for children.  The first time I made it, I realized that the alcohol does not all cook out.  In future versions, I attempted changing the amount of bourbon added to the recipe, but it just didn't taste as good.  I liked the combination of Four Roses with the chocolate and pecans - changing the amounts didn't work for the complement of tastes.  The finished product will leave you with a custard-like consistency that immediately draws you to the smooth bourbon flavor, but leaves you with the chocolate sweetness and nuttiness of the pecans.

So, if you're looking for a unique, adult dessert either for yourself or to share, look no further!  This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie will delight your taste buds and be the perfect ending to the hectic day of any parent.

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