Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon
David Lebovitz's Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon is everything you want in a dessert, to serve during the Kentucky Derby, at Thanksgiving, or for an 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 a slightly more refined look.