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Kentucky Bourbon Pie

The sweet kick of Bourbon with a buttery smooth pecan filling. You’ll be ready for the Kentucky Derby with this spin on a Derby Pie!

This pie is the perfect addition to any celebration and you’ll be feeling as warm as a ray of sunshine on a Saturday afternoon with the first bite. 

A close up shot of the side of the Kentucky Bourbon Pie with sunlight glistening on the top.

Hello Pecans, bourbon and butter in this recipe!

Why This Recipe Works….

  • What Goes together better than Bourbon, Pecans and buttery smooth filling? Ummm.. Nothing. 
  • The sweet center gets a kick from the bourbon.
  • No real alcohol remains once the pie has been baked. 

How It’s Done… 

STEP 1.

Preheat the oven…

First, set the oven on 325

A close up photo of the range dial set at 325 for this Derby Pie.

The Range Dial set at 325

STEP 2.  

Place a pie crust into a deep dish pie plate. 

A photo of the pie crust with the edges fluted and ready to receive the pie ingredients.

The pie crust with edges fluted and ready to receive the pie

STEP 3.  

Mix together the filling ingredients. 

A photo of the melted butter being poured into the bowl with the sugars and karo Kentucky Bourbon Pie

The sugars, karo with butter being added

STEP 4.

Then add those delicious pecans! 

 

A photo of gently mixing in the pecans for the Kentucky Bourbon Pie

Mixing in the pecans – very gently

STEP 5.

Then pour it all into the pie plate with the crust. 

The completed Kentucky Bourbon Pie ready for the oven

The completed pie ready for the oven

STEP 6. 

Then bake at 325 for 1 hour (depending on your oven it might take longer or less – start checking at 55 minutes and then bake until the pie is just jiggly in the center.) . In my oven, this is about an hour and 5 minutes.

A photo of the baked Kentucky Bourbon Pie

The baked Kentucky Bourbon Pie

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze Derby Pie?

Yep! Sure can! Wrap in a good freezer safe wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

How Long Does This Bourbon Pie Keep? 

This pie will keep for 5 days if you keep it refrigerated and covered. 

Will I Get Drunk From Eating This Pie?

No, you won’t. Most of the alcohol cooks off while baking.

Plus, it only has 2 Tablespoons in the whole pie! 

What’s the difference between this Kentucky Bourbon Pie and a Derby Pie?

This pie doesn’t have chocolate chips. If you want to turn this pie into a real Derby Pie, simply add 1 Cup of chocolate chips! 

How Can I Tell That This Kentucky Derby Pie is Done?

When the center of the Kentucky derby pie is only a little jiggly, then it is done.

Tips & Tricks for This Derby Pie.

  • Use Kentucky Bourbon – which are brands such as Makers Mark, Woodford Reserve, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Jefferson Reserve.  You can google your own list, there are more, of course.
  • This is my rule whenever alcohol is involved in a recipe – always use a type of alcohol that is something you would serve to yourself and friends. If you wouldn’t drink it that way, then do not put it in your food.
  • Be like Julia Child who said, “I always cook with wine and sometimes I even put it in the dishes I prepare”  (lol).
  • It is important to allow this pie to cool all the way before slicing.  If it isn’t completely cool, the guts will run all over the plate and you will have a loose sloppy pie. It will taste fine, no worries there, but if you are going to the effort to make a pie, then hide it from everyone until it is completely set and cool.  Just my advice.
  • Keep it in the fridge once you have allowed it to cool.  Cover with plastic wrap, or the equivalent.

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A close up shot of the side of the Kentucky Bourbon Pie

Kentucky Bourbon Pie

What is more southern than a pecan pie that includes delicious Kentucky Bourbon?  Ummm.  Nothing!  It's perfect!
5 from 4 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kentucky bourbon pie, bourbon pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1397kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 inch premade refrigerated pie crust
  • ½ Cup White granulated sugar
  • ½ Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • Cup Dark Corn Syrup Karo
  • ¼ Cup Whole Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ Cup Kentucky Bourbon
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp real almond extract
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 Cup Pecans mix of halves and pieces is good

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325
    A close up photo of the range dial set at 325 for Kentucky Bourbon Pie
  • In a 9 inch deep dish pie plate, press out your pie dough and flute the edges (crimp).
    A photo of the pie crust with the edges fluted and ready to receive the pie ingredients for Kentucky Bourbon Pie
  • Place the brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium size bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave for 1 minute and 10 secs on high and then add it to the dark brown sugar and corn syrup while still hot. Mix very well (it will take a minute or two of mixing).
    A photo of the melted butter being poured into the bowl with the sugars and karo Kentucky Bourbon Pie
  • In a separate medium size bowl, whisk together the eggs, bourbon, vanilla, almond and salt. Whisk until the eggs are beaten well and everything is mixed well.
    A photo of the bourbon being added to the eggs and the flavorings for Kentucky Bourbon Pie
  • Whisking continuously, mix the sugar mix into the egg mix.
    A photo of all of the base ingredients being added together for Kentucky Bourbon Pie
  • Gently fold in the pecans
    A photo of gently mixing in the pecans for the Kentucky Bourbon Pie
  • Pour the mixture into the pie shell.
    The completed Kentucky Bourbon Pie ready for the oven
  • bake at 325 for 1 hour (depending on your oven it might take longer or less - start checking at 55 minutes and then bake until the pie is just jiggly in the center.) . In my oven, this is about an hour and 5 minutes. In your oven, it could be 55 minutes or it could be an hour and 15 minutes (or anything in between).
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack or folded towel until completely cooled and gelled. Place in the refrigerator until time to eat.
    A photo of the baked Kentucky Bourbon Pie

Notes

  • Use Kentucky Bourbon - which are brands such as Makers Mark, Woodford Reserve, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Jefferson Reserve.  You can google your own list, there are more, of course.  
  • This is my rule whenever alcohol is involved in a recipe - always use a type of alcohol that is something you would serve to yourself and friends.  If you wouldn’t drink it that way, then do not put it in your food.
  • It is important to allow this pie to cool all the way before slicing.  If it isn’t completely cool, the guts will run all over the plate and you will have a loose sloppy pie.  It will taste fine, no worries there, but if you are going to the effort to make a pie, then hide it from everyone until it is completely set and cool.  Just my advice.
  • Keep it in the fridge once you have allowed it to cool.  Cover with plastic wrap, or the equivalent.  This keeps the flavor on point! 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Kentucky Bourbon Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1397 Calories from Fat 675
% Daily Value*
Fat 75g115%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 1122mg47%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 159g53%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 6.8mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This recipe originally appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes in January, 2018 and is a tribute to my friend Kay T. Miller. I developed this recipe just for him, I hope he enjoyed it. Rest in Peace KT. We all miss you.*** 

A VERSE TO SHARE

I hadn’t really planned to share this verse, but it’s on my heart and so, I will. I’m SO completely thankful for my many blessings. Thank you for being part of this blessing. 

2 Corinthians 9:  6-8

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

 

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Recipe Rating




Mark

Friday 9th of February 2018

Best pecan pie ever! The bourbon adds the perfect touch of flavor.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 9th of February 2018

Thanks! I think so too!

Kelly Mahan

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

I've always wanted to try a bourbon pie myself, but I could never find a easy recipe. This one sounds so simple! I can't wait to try it!!

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Hi Kelly! I hope you give this one a try - It is super simple! You can do it!

Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Looks Delish!

Sammie

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Ooh this pie looks so good. I have it pinned and need to find some bourbon so I can make it.

I honestly don’t mean to brag or sound brash, but giving and sharing come so naturally to me, I sometimes forget that it’s an expression of God’s love and an act of worship to Him. Not that I want any of the glory, in fact in embarrasses me. I should, however, always remember to give thanks to the Lord for giving me the means to share. Whether from my heart, my mouth or physically giving someone something. Xx

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Hi Sammie! Good to "see" you! I know from our interactions that you are a giver. :). Not everyone is. Thanks for all you do to put good in the world. :)

Wendi Spraker

Monday 22nd of January 2018

fun recipe

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