Monday, March 17, 2014

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

I decided to use my husband's Christmas gift in my baking yesterday.

Yes, my husband got alcohol for Christmas.  My extended family from Boston decided to have a Yankee swap this past December.  Now for all you good ole Southerners out there like me, you are probably asking yourself what a "Yankee Swap" is.  It is like a Secret Santa, but you can steal someone else's gift if you don't like the one you picked out.  The theme of the swap was to buy something that would help you stay warm.  Girls bought for girls and boys bought for boys.  I got a super cute pair of red flannel pajama bottoms with reindeer on them.  My husband got liquor.  Enough said.

So I grabbed the alcohol, some pecans, and some chocolate chips and threw them into a frozen deep dish pie crust.  And it was delicious.

Here is the recipe

3 eggs
1/2 cup of light corn syrup
1/2 stick of melted butter
3/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons of bourbon
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 1 /2 cups of chopped pecans
1 cup of semisweet of chocolate chips
1 deep dish pie crust

This is so simple.  Take everything from the eggs to the vanilla and combine in a bowl.

Throw in your chopped pecans and chocolate chips and stir together.

Pour the mixture into your pie crust.  Like I said, I used a frozen pie crust.  Don't judge.  If you are feeling ambitious, and you don't have a toddler screaming his lungs off, then totally make your own crust!!

Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 425 degrees and then lower the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for an additional 40-45 minutes.  Pull out of the oven and cool completely.  I threw the pie in the fridge because we like to eat it cold with a little bit of whipped cream.

Your house will smell amazing all day after baking this pie.  You can thank me later.

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