Molasses-Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe
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Molasses-Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe

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Guests’ mouths water when they glimpse this Southern charmer. Its flaky crust perfectly complements the rich, nutty filling. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons ice water
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • Whipped cream

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without whipped cream): 653 calories, 35g fat (7g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 489mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses, butter and salt; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. (Mixture will be thick when cooled.)
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir eggs, bourbon and vanilla into molasses mixture. Stir in pecans. Pour into pastry shell. Bake 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover edges with foil during the last 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary.
  5. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Molasses-Bourbon Pecan Pie in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p51

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Pamison73 User ID: 8045764 137766
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"I've always been a huge fan of pecan pie, but this one is my all-time favorites and will be my go-to recipe from now on. I made it exactly as the recipe stated and it was delicious! It's not as sweet as the usual recipes and it got a bit of a crispy top on it so it was extra crunchy. Definitely a keeper!"

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