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Kentucky Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is our Test Kitchen's version of the regional classic. The chocolate pecan pie is infused with Kentucky bourbon.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or chopped walnuts
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, yolks, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, bourbon if desired, vanilla and salt. Stir in nuts.
  • Brush pastry shell with egg white. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour filling over chips. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Dollop on pie just before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 684 calories, 44g fat (19g saturated fat), 199mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • jmkasprak
    Dec 26, 2014

    Delicious! The bourbon flavor becomes a little stronger after a day in the refrigerator.

  • lemondrop26
    Apr 10, 2013

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  • Brenda2772
    Dec 9, 2012

    Easy and delicious!

  • Mary-Vance
    Nov 13, 2012

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  • jmd323
    Dec 4, 2011

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  • hunterjosie
    Nov 19, 2011

    My wife made this it is deliceous we are makeing it for a Thanksgiving party

  • lenorw
    Oct 20, 2011

    Made this several times and never lasts long! This is delicious!

  • lurky27
    Mar 21, 2009

    This pie is very good, but it MUST be made in a deep dish pie shell. I made it in a regular pie shell and it just couldn't hold all of the filling.