Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon
David Leibovitz’s Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon is everything you want in a easy holiday dessert. The all-butter piecrust is a cinch to throw together thanks to your food processor, and the dough can be made weeks or months in advance and frozen, if you’d like to get ahead. A nip of sweet, caramel-scented bourbon adds depth to the traditional super-sweet filling; chocolate levels it up with its rich texture and just a hint of balancing bitterness. Leave some of the pecans whole to give this classic Thanksgiving pie a slightly more refined look, and serve it next to your favorite pumpkin pie.
This easy pecan pie tastes of dark caramel, toasted nuts and a little bit of bourbon. Cheryl Day designed the recipe to work with a range of less-refined sweeteners, from honey to cane syrup. The supereasy press-in crust means you don’t even need a rolling pin. Slideshow: More Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Recipes
MoKan Nut Pie
This riff on pecan pie from Kansas City, Missouri, chef Megan Garrelts is called MoKan because it refers to Missouri and Kansas; when Megan makes it, she uses Missouri pecans and Kansas black walnuts. It has a great flaky crust and plenty of fragrant nuts, with a classic sticky pecan pie filling. Slideshow: More Pie Recipes
Texas State Fair Pecan Pie
This extraordinarily rich and sweet pecan pie was the winner at the 1996 State Fair of Texas State pie competition, which Dean Fearing helped judge. "Out of 140 pies, this one was it," he says. "Her name was Bobby Lee; she never told me her last name."Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide More Pecan Pie Recipes