Just in case you weren’t aware, the pecan is the state tree of Texas, and around here pecan pies are what people think of first when the word pie is used. I may not be a native Texan, but I’ve had a love of these pies all my life. My Grandma Rosemary made a wicked mean pecan pie. (And a to-die-for German chocolate cake…)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a pretty big apple pie fan as well. But to be honest, I prefer an apple crumble or a Dutch apple pie to the more common varieties. Pears I detest no matter what, and berry pies, though good, simply don’t make me go “Oooooh!” when I see them. Not true the pecan pie.
I will avoid eating the last bit of a good dinner to save room for these. Please, don’t top it with anything, add sugar, ice cream or anything whipped. This pie asks nothing of you other than to consume and enjoy, something I am most happy to oblige.
I hope you try these little gems and enjoy!
Mini Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 5g
For me this is an easy one. Just hand the bloody thing to me!
O.K. If you’d like to plate nicely, that is of course assuming your guests or family aren’t already circling these little morsels like a pack of ravenous wolves, simply warm the pie out of the little tin it comes in and serve with a scoop of French vanilla , or better yet, buttered rum ice cream. (Of course a pecan praline would work well too!) Toss a sprig of mint somewhere on the plate, but get your hands out of the way quickly!
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I like this recipe as it stands, and my wife made it fabulously, but I think the next time I’m going to up the bourbon just a bit and perhaps add a bit of instant coffee to the mix, which would technically make it a mocha bourbon pecan pie.
Perhaps I’ll trade out the bourbon altogether and use some good Irish whiskey and a bit of coffee, sans-chocolate. this of course would make it an Irish coffee pecan pie. (Real Irish coffee does not contain cream de menthe, just a good jigger of whiskey!)
Links to other recipes like this:
- Grandmotherhood and Pecan Pie from Lisa, The Homesick Texan
- Martha Rose Shulman’s Pecan Pie from The Wednesday Chef
- Toasted Pecan Pie from My Life as a Reluctant Housewife
- Pecan Pie Cheesecake from Bake or Break
Well, as someone who comes from apple and pear country, I’ll have to defend the good old apple pie! But these little mini pies do look delicious, too.
I have so many pecans, pronounced (pu-cons), leftover that I’ll HAVE to try your recipe. (My mouth is actually watering from reading your recipes.)
Good photography, delicious recipes — keep up the great work!
Sulphur Springs, Texas
(one hour East of Dallas)
I have nothing against apple pies! But I grew up in walnut/almond country, and now I’m in pecan country. Pies and confections using nuts are by far my own personal favorite.
I’ve no plans of stopping anytime soon :D you want to send some of those pecans our way? I’m sure we could find something to make them worth your while.
Well said. I would be happy to read anything else you might contribute on this subject.
use whatever makes you happy. It should all work.
That looks delicious!
Can you use any bourbon or can you use whiskey too?
Id love to find out, might give it a bash tonight and ill let you know how i get on!
What a delicious sounding recipe; chocolate, pecans, and bourbon all in one cute little package. I like your idea of adding instant coffee too. Hmmm, thinking about it, I wonder how these would taste with Tia Maria or Kahlua rather than bourbon? I’ll have to do some experimenting this weekend.
How many mini pies does this recipe make?
As I recall, about 12