Orange Bourbon Pecan Pie
Looking for a mouthwatering recipe for Thanksgiving dessert or your holiday dinner party? Look no further than this Dick Family recipe, lovingly crafted by Deanna. This recipe was the inspiration for our beloved Orange Bourbon Pecan Bar and skillfully blends the comforting warmth of bourbon and zesty orange with crunchy pecans and rich dark chocolate, creating a truly irresistible mix of flavors and textures. This Orange Bourbon Pecan Pie promises to be an instant favorite.
1 recipe for single pie crust (I absolutely LOVE the old school Better Homes and Gardens recipe from 1000 years ago) *substituting in butter for the lard/fat
3/4 cup brown rice syrup
3/4 cups light brown sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
3-4 tbsp bourbon
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Zest of an orange
2 cups pecans
1 cup Dick Taylor dark chocolate baking chips, or chopped up bars, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together brown rice syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, bourbon, orange zest, and salt. Combine well. Fold in pecans and melted chocolate.
Pour liquid into pie crust that has been pressed and formed into pie dish. (No need to pre-bake the crust)
Bake at 350 degrees until center is set but still slightly wobbly, about 40-50 minutes. Let cool completely. Can also serve the next day.
Serve with fresh-made whipped cream that has been spiked with a dash of bourbon and powdered sugar