Close-up of Drunken Pecan Pie , as seen on The Pioneer Woman, Special.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Drunken Pecan Pie

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 4 hr (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Nutrition Info


Pie Dough:


Special equipment:
a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the granulated sugar, corn syrup, butter, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs in a bowl.
  3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. With a spatula, lift the dough carefully from the surface of the counter into the pie plate. Gently press the dough against the corner of the plate. Go around the pie plate, pinching and tucking the dough to make a clean edge.
  4. Pour the pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell. Pour the filling over the top. Lightly cover the crust with foil so it does not burn.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until set, being careful not to burn the crust, another 20 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 hours or up to overnight.
  6. Before serving, make the whipped cream by combining the heavy cream, powdered sugar and bourbon in a large bowl and whisking until soft peaks form.
  7. Slice the pie into wedges and top with the whipped cream.

Pie Dough:

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the cold butter and, using a pastry cutter, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles tiny pebbles. Add the egg, 1/4 cup cold water, bourbon and vinegar. Stir until just combined. Chill until needed.