Bourbon pecan pie with apples

Bourbon Pecan Pie is the perfect dessert to add indulgence to your next gathering or holiday feast. This irresistible treat blends rich pecans, apples, and bourbon for a delectable, boozy twist on the classic apple pecan pie. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra touch of decadence.

Apple Pecan Pie with Bourbon is one of my all-time favorite desserts because it perfectly balances sweetness with a subtle hint of alcohol.

Bourbon Pecan Pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts because it perfectly balances sweetness with a subtle hint of alcohol. The combination of corn syrup, sugar, and butter creates a gooey filling that pairs perfectly with the crunchy texture of chopped pecans. The buttery, flaky crust encases this delightful filling that’s both crunchy and gooey, offering a wonderful contrast in textures.

But what takes this apple pecan pie to another level is the addition of bourbon, which adds a warm and complex flavor to the mix. The aromatic bourbon enhances the natural sweetness of the pecans and apples, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave your guests raving. It’s a dessert that truly satisfies all of my cravings in one delicious bite.

How to make Bourbon pecan pie

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Ingredients you need

  • Refrigerated pie crust: This pre-made crust saves time and effort, making it easy to whip up this decadent pie without any extra hassle.
  • Eggs: They help bind the filling together for a perfect consistency.
  • Corn syrup: A key ingredient in most pecan pie recipes, corn syrup adds sweetness and moisture to the filling.
  • Granulated sugar: Adds additional sweetness and helps balance out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Unsalted butter: Used for both flavor and texture, melted butter creates a rich and moist filling.
  • Bourbon: The star ingredient of this pie, bourbon adds a delicious warmth and depth of flavor.
  • Pure vanilla extract: Enhances the overall sweetness of the pie filling.
  • Lemon juice: A small amount of lemon juice helps balance out the sweetness with a touch of tanginess.
  • Ground cinnamon: Adds a warm and spicy note to the filling that pairs perfectly with the other flavors.
  • Apples: Diced apples add texture and a subtle fruity flavor to the pie.
  • Pecans: The star ingredient in this Bourbon apple pie and namesake of this pie, pecans provide a delightful crunch and nutty taste.


If you want to switch things up or have dietary restrictions, there are some substitutes you can use in this recipe:

  • Instead of using corn syrup, try using maple syrup or honey for a natural sweetness.
  • You can also use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar for a richer and more caramel-like flavor.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, you can omit the bourbon and add some extra vanilla extract or stir in some apple cider.


To make this Bourbon pecan pie recipe, you will need a few essential pieces of equipment:

  • A 9-inch pie dish
  • Oven to preheat to 350 F | 180 C
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork

Instructions to make Bourbon pecan pie


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease your pie pan with cooking spray or butter. Additionally you can add parchment paper to the bottom to avoid burning the crust.
  3. Roll out the refrigerated pie dough and place it in the pie plate.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and whisk well until everything is evenly incorporated.
  2. Pour the mixture into the pie crust, making sure it’s spread out evenly.
  3. Using a fork, seal and crimp the edges of the pie crust to create a decorative border.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until the filling is set and golden brown on top.
  5. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving for best results.


  • For an even richer flavor, you can toast your pecans in a dry skillet before adding them to the filling.
  • Make sure to let your pie cool completely before slicing into it so that it sets properly and doesn’t fall apart.
  • Sprinkle some dark brown sugar on top of the pie before baking for an extra caramelized crust.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the filling for a delicious sweet and salty combination.

Recipe Variations

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie: Add some melted chocolate chips to the filling for a decadent and indulgent treat.
  • Maple Pecan Pie: Substitute some or all of the corn syrup with pure maple syrup for a uniquely rich flavor.
  • Spiced Pie: Add a pinch of nutmeg, cloves, and allspice to the filling for a warm, spiced twist.
  • Orange Zest Pecan Pie: Add a teaspoon of fresh orange zest to the filling to brighten up the flavors with a citrusy note.
  • Walnut Pecan Pie: Substitute or mix in chopped walnuts with the pecans for a twist on the classic recipe.

What takes this Bourbon pecan pie recipe to another level is the addition of bourbon, which adds a warm and complex flavor to the mix.

Serving Suggestions

When it comes time to serve your bourbon pecan pies, a few simple additions can elevate this dessert even further. Consider the following:

  • Warm and Serve: Heat individual slices in the microwave for about 20 seconds for that freshly baked warmth.
  • With Ice Cream: Top each slice with a scoop of vanilla, salted caramel, or butter pecan ice cream for a cooling contrast.
  • Whipped Cream: A generous dollop of homemade whipped cream lightly sweetened with a touch of bourbon or vanilla extract makes for a light and airy topping.
  • Caramel Sauce: Drizzle caramel sauce over each slice for added sweetness and a touch of luxury.
  • Cream cheese frosting: For a decadent twist, use cream cheese frosting instead of whipped cream or ice cream. The tanginess of the cream cheese pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the pie.

Storage and Reheating

Bourbon Pecan Pie can be stored and enjoyed later with a few simple steps:

  • Room Temperature: Keep the pie at room temperature covered loosely with aluminum foil or plastic wrap for up to two days.
  • Refrigeration: For longer storage, keep the pie in the refrigerator for up to five days. Ensure it’s covered well to prevent it from drying out.
  • Reheating: To reheat, warm slices in the microwave for 15-20 seconds or place the whole pie in a preheated oven at 350 F for 10-15 minutes until heated through.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use frozen pie crust instead of refrigerated?

Yes, you can definitely use a frozen pie crust as a substitute. Just make sure to let it thaw before using it in your recipe.

Can I make this pie ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this Bourbon Pecan Pie a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Can I freeze Bourbon Pecan Pie?

Yes, you can freeze this pie for longer storage. First, allow the pie to cool completely. Then, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, followed by a layer of aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. Place the wrapped pie in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to three months. To thaw, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

What can I use as a substitute for bourbon?

If you prefer a non-alcoholic version or simply don’t have bourbon on hand, you can substitute it with apple cider or an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract. These alternatives will still give your pie a rich flavor without the alcohol content.

How do I know when the pie is done?

The pie is done when the filling is set and doesn’t jiggle excessively when you gently shake the pie plate. The top should be golden brown, and a knife inserted into the center should come out mostly clean, with just a few moist crumbs.

Can I use a homemade pie crust?

Absolutely! If you have a preferred homemade pie crust recipe, feel free to use it. A homemade crust can add an extra layer of flavor and personalization to your Bourbon Pecan Pie.

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Serving Size

The recipe yields 8 servings, making it ideal for small gatherings or family dinners. If you’re anticipating a larger crowd, you can easily scale the recipe by doubling the ingredients and using two pie plates. Alternatively, if you only need a smaller portion, you can halve the ingredients and use a smaller pie dish to achieve the perfect serving size. Use the recipe card to adjust the number of servings and ingredient measurements accordingly.

With its buttery crust, rich filling, and a touch of bourbon flavor, this Bourbon Pecan Pie is sure to become a family favorite.

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Bourbon Pecan Pie Bliss: A Decadent Boozy Twist on a Classic Favorite!

Indulge in Bourbon Pecan Pie, a rich, boozy twist on the classic apple pecan pie, perfect for gatherings and holiday feasts!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pecan pie, Bourbon apple pie, bourbon pecan pie, Bourbon pecan pie recipe
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Petro Neagu


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust 9 inch
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups chopped apple
  • 1 cup pecan



  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 inch pie plate. Place pie crust in it.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Lay evenly in the pie crust.
  • Close and secure the edge with a fork.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove and allow to cool down before serving.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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