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Boozy, Adults-Only, All-Inclusive Pecan Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword bourbon, caramel, custard, dessert, lycooking, lyukum cooking lab, pecan, pie, tart, whiskey
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 16 portions (2 pies 10"D)
Calories 584kcal


for pie crust (2 x 10"D)

  • 250 g wheat flour all purpose
  • 30 g pecans meal
  • 95 g confectioners powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 150 g butter
  • 50 g egg ~ 1 large egg

for pie filling (2 x 10"D)

  • 400 g pecans = 2 cups, halves, toasted
  • 430 g brown sugar = 1 cup
  • 240 ml agave syrup = 1/2 cup, substitute with light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 vanilla bean seeds
  • 100 ml bourbon
  • 140 g butter = 5 tbsp
  • 4 eggs large


for toasted pecans

  • Preheat oven 350F. Spread pecans on baking sheet and toast them for 7 minutes.

for caramel custard

  • In a sauce pan, mix sugar, syrup, and vanilla seeds. Place on medium heat to melt sugar, stirring.
    Making custard for pecan pie
  • Sugar crystals should be completely melted, syrup bubbling. Turn the heat off.
    Making custard for pecan pie
  • Add sliced cold butter and whisk it in. Cold butter will reduce the temperature of sugar syrup, while melting and being cooked in it. Add bourbon and whisk it well into caramel emulsion. Place bowl in cold water bath and, constantly whisking, bring the emulsion to room temperature.
    Making custard for pecan pie
  • Coat toasted pecans with caramel emulsion and strain it back to the bowl.
    Coating pecans with caramel
  • Add eggs to the strained caramel emulsion and whisk to blend them well.

for pie assembly and baking

  • Preheat oven 350F. Remove frozen pie shell from your freezer. Can't find it? Come to my The Best Tart Shell Cooking Class and next time it will be there.
  • Fill frozen pie shell with caramel custard and arrange pecans on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. Remove from the baking pan and serve.
    Boozy, Adults-Only, All-Inclusive Pecan Pie


Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 544IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg