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    Default Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie?

    EJs mom says she makes a mean pie, but I dont see the recipe anywhere!

    Dear EJsmom, what recipe do you follow?
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    Enquiring minds want to know.

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    This sounds delicious. Can someone please make it and mail it to me?
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    Here it is http://allrecipes.com/recipe/15994/c...bon-pecan-pie/

    However, I tweak that recipe a bit. I always make my own pie crust, and always with butter only, no shortening. I put a small amount of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon in the crust, too.

    I change out the white sugar in the pie filling recipe for dark brown sugar.

    I use 3 Tablespoons of bourbon rather than 1/4 cup. It's only a tablespoon less, but it makes it gives it just enough of that boozy taste and warms and enriches the flavor, rather than overwhelming it.

    I use dark chocolate chunks instead of typical chocolate chips, and I just pour them on the crust prior to pouring in the filling. That way the chocolate flavor is a complement to each bite, and not lost in the rest of it.

    I use a fairly deep pie plate and after pouring the filling (with the chopped pecans) in the crust, I top the whole pie with whole pecans in a pretty pattern before baking. The nuts get roasty and toasted and give it a nice deep flavor and more crunch per bite.

    The last one I made turned out well and I took a picture of it to send to a relative to show what was for dessert. I'd post a picture if I could make it work, but I never can. If anyone wants to see how it looks, PM me and I'll email it to you.

    Enjoy! Let me know how you like it.
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    I make a similar one - or have a few times for special occasions. I've found that unlike traditional pecan pies, which seem hard to get just right, the chocolate one is so much more forgiving as a recipe. It's always sooooo good.
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    I agree with Farrar - this one always turns out right, and normally I feel like pecan pies are touchy. This is DH's and FIL's favorite, so I make it frequently. I sometimes find a very light sprinkle of fine sea salt across the top is a nice touch to balance all the sweet, too. I forgot that part.
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    This is the absolute favorite in our family. I use a recipe from a Southern Living cookbook (I think). It really is to die for.

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    Any favorite pie crust recipes? Butter based ones? (I dont keep lard on hand and shortening creeps me out as a synthetic food.)

    Left to my own I usually just make a shortbread crust like this one I use for lemon bars:
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/10294/the-best-lemon-bars/

    Mmmmmmm. Chocolate bourbon pecan bars. Maybe after making it pie shaped first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B&Z Mama View Post
    This is the absolute favorite in our family. I use a recipe from a Southern Living cookbook (I think). It really is to die for.
    I saw the Southern Living recipe online I think.... and the pie sounds delicious enough that it needs to be explored thoroughly.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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