Putting a dollop of whiskey in your pecan pie is a Southern thing, but we've got a whiskey pecan pie recipe here that takes that dollop to the next level. You get the deep richness of whiskey along with a sweet and spicy kick that makes this pie the one to beat at the family reunion. All it takes is a little bit of cinnamon whiskey.
Cinnamon whiskey is a trend that isn't going away, but fortunately it's grown up a lot. You can find excellent cinnamon whiskey from good American distillers like Heaven Hill and Jack Daniel's. You don't need much for this cinnamon whiskey pecan pie--just three tablespoons--but trust us, it will make this pie a family favorite for years to come.
While the oven preheats to 350 degrees, beat the eggs, then add the sugar, butter, light corn syrup (or mix of light and dark corn syrup), vanilla extract, lemon juice, salt, whiskey, and pecans (the other star of the show). Once everything is mixed well, pour into a pie crust. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour; the pie filling should be fully baked in the center.
Top with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy the blue ribbon for best pecan pie!
Prep Time: 10 minutes |
Cook Time: 45 minutes
1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
1 pinch salt
3 Tbsp cinnamon whiskey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl.
Combine all ingredients, from sugar to cinnamon whiskey. Mix well. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check your crust at 45 minutes and if too brown, cover with foil until the pie is fully baked in the center. A knife inserted should come out clean.
Serve with your favorite whipped topping or vanilla ice cream. In true Texas form, use Blue Bell!
Alternatively, you can use 1/2 cup light corn syrup and 1/2 cup dark corn syrup to achieve the rich mahogany color of classic pecan pies.
Cinnamon Whiskey Pecan Pie
Amount Per Serving (45g)
Calories from Fat 630
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70g
Saturated Fat 35g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
Total Carbohydrates 93g
Dietary Fiber 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.