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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

July 29, 2011 updated September 4, 2020

Enjoy this insanely delicious whiskey infused Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie warm with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.

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Easy Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe

This rich and fudgy Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie is a celebration pie ideal for serving during the holidays, for birthdays, special occasions and entertaining friends. The filling is a snap to make and it results in a sweet and nutty dessert. While this is a pecan pie, you could certainly swap out the pecan for walnuts, if that’s your pleasure. Enjoy it warm, chilled or at room temperature. How to make easy Chocolate Pecan Pie:

  • Crust – One 9 inch deep dish pie crust. This can be a homemade crust, a quality frozen pie crust or a refrigerated crust. Please note: this pie bakes for around 1 hour. When using a frozen pie shell, there’s not need to thaw it first.
  • Nuts – 1 cup roughly chopped, not finely chopped pecans.
  • Filling – Bourbon, large eggs, all purpose flour, melted butter, semi sweet chocolate chips, vanilla extract, granulated sugar and light brown sugar.
  • Topping – You can serve this pie warm with vanilla ice cream or at room temperature or chilled with whipped cream.

How to Make the BEST Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe for Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie: One 9 inch deep dish pie shell either frozen, refrigerated or homemade, Chopped pecans, chocolate chips. melted butter, bourbon, all purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, large eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: One 9 inch deep dish pie pan or dish, two medium bowls, whisk, measuring cups and spoons, pie cutter and server.
  • To make your own pie crust, checkout my flaky pie crust recipe.
  • What’s the best bourbon to use? A Kentucky bourbon is my top choice for this pecan pie. That said, you can use any bourbon that you enjoy, of course.
  • You can use milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips for this pie recipe. It really depends on the depth of chocolate flavor that you enjoy. I think semi-sweet works best.
  • You can make and bake this chocolate bourbon pecan pie up to 2 days in advance. You can gently reheat single slices in the microwave just before serving.
  • Serve this pie warm with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Store this Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie at room temperature for up to 4 days or chilled for up to 1 week.
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Cooling time2 hours
Total Time3 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate-pecan-bourbon-pie, chocolate-pecan-pie
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 657kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 unbaked [9] inch deep dish pie shell frozen or homemade
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pecans toasted
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together pecans, chocolate chips and flour.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together cooled butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, bourbon, vanilla and eggs until fully blended. Add to pecans and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  • Pour evenly into pie crust. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, lay a piece of foil on top. Lower the oven temperature to 325°F. Continue to bake the pie for another 20-30 minutes or until the center of the pie is set when gently shaken. Cool on a cooling rack for 4 hours.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
  • Store leftovers tightly covered at room temperature.


  • Make your own pie crust using my Flaky Pie Crust recipe. 
  • If you need to prepare this pie ahead of time, it re-heats in the microwave beautifully.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4mg
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