Bourbon and Orange Pecan Pie

So in honor of Thanksgiving, which is right around the corner, I wanted to share a pecan pie recipe with you. But not just your average pecan pie. I chose to make one with a few extra special flavors – orange and bourbon. This pie will make a great addition to the dessert course on Thanksgiving! So if you feel like impressing your family, volunteer to bring a dessert. No really, I know what you’re thinking, ugh the last thing I want to do on Thanksgiving is bake. I just want to watch my parents do all the hard work, and sit around working up my appetite. But this is really REALLY easy. Yes, even for you novice bakers. I PROMISE!


Recipe adapted from here

1 pre-made pie crust (some boxes come with 2, but you just need 1)
1 cup honey
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
3 eggs
2 tablespoons bourbon
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 cups pecan halves

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat your 9-inch pie pan with butter or cooking spray and place it on a ridged cookie sheet.

2. In a bowl, whisk the honey, sugar, butter, eggs, bourbon, and orange zest. Add the pecans.

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3. Place your pie crust into the pan. Fill with the pecan mixture.


4. Bake 50-65 minutes until the center is set. You’ll know it is set when you can shake the pan and it does not move. Let the pie cool completely before serving or it will be too messy. You can always set it in the fridge to speed things along if you happen to be running late for your all-important-family-get-together.



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