1 butter pie dough or 1 shortening pie dough
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon Bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 cups loosely coarsely chopped pecans
- Follow the instructions on page 120, line a 9 inch pie pan with the dough and cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Position a rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 400 degree.
- Remove the plastic wrap and line the pastry shell with parchment paper or aluminum with pie weights.
- Bake until the pastry seems set, about 15 minutes.
- Remove the foil and set the pie shell aside on a baking sheet.
- Reduce brown sugar and eggs in a medium bowl, then whisk in the corn syrup melted butter, bourbon, vanilla, and salt and whisk to combine.
- Arrange the pecans in pan and pour in the filing.
- Bake the pie on the baking sheet until the sides of the filling are puffed but the center slightly indented, 35 to 45 minutes.
- Transfer the pie to a wire cooling rack.
- Let stand until warm, or cool completely.
- Store, covered, at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- Serve at room temperature.
- The pecans should be coarsely chopped- whole pecans make the pie impossible to cut.
- Serve the pecan pie warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside, or with a whipped cream.
- Dark corn syrup and a splash of bourbon make this a pecan pie with backbone.