Recipe courtesy of Eulada Watt

Mel's Favorite Pecan Pie

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 55 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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3/4 cup chopped pecans

3 tablespoons bourbon

1/4 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

3/4 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1 (9-inch) prepared piecrust


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Soak pecans in the bourbon. Set aside. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat melted butter, sugar, and eggs until fluffy. Blend in syrup, vanilla, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Pour mixture into piecrust. Sprinkle bourbon-soaked pecans over top of filling. 
  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Check at 45 minutes, it may brown quickly

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