Recipe: Give Your Pecan Pie With a Kick for Thanksgiving

Here's a delicious idea for a holiday dessert with a dash of Tennessee whiskey.

This particular concoction is mighty scrumptious. Pecans with a good dash of Tennessee Sour Mash add up to caramelized, cacao nutty goodness.

With so many different things going on in the kitchen this week, I give myself the guilty pleasure of purchasing piecrust. It cuts down on prep time and floury messes, or rather, my propensity to having flour fly throughout the kitchen while I'm trying to multitask for the big event.

You can also add a dollop of homemade whipped cream to each slice, for an added treat.

Recipe: Pecan Pie with a Dash of Jack


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate (60-70% Cacao)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 tablespoons Jack Daniels
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (unsalted)
  • 1 frozen 9-inch pie crust


Heat oven to 325F.

In a small saucepan, over low heat, stir butter and chocolate until melted. Allow to cool. Whisk sugar and eggs in bowl. Add whiskey, vanilla and salt. Finally, stir in pecans.

Spoon filling into pie crust and bake at 325F for approximately 30 minutes. Check to make sure the edges of the crust become puffy and golden, the filling becomes deeply browned and the center firms. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

To pick up these ingredients in Monrovia, visit Trader Joe's, Sprouts, Pavilions King Ranch Market or Albertsons.


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