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vanilla bourbon chocolate pecan pie with a dollop of hard sauce on a white plate with a sprinkle of pecans

Vanilla Bourbon and Chocolate Pecan Pie With Vanilla Bourbon Hard Sauce

Melinda | Missouri Girl
Imagine a chocolate pecan pie that is delicately yet distinctly flavored with bourbon and vanilla that MAGICALLY bakes into 3 distinct layers.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Cooling Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Slices


Vanilla Bourbon Pie Filling

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean seeds/caviar
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or preferred chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup pecans combination of chopped and chips

Vanilla Bourbon Hard Sauce

  • 1/2 stick salted butter softened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean seeds/caviar
  • 2 tbsp powered sugar

Other Ingredients Needed

  • 1 unbaked pie crust https://missourigirlhome.com/easy-pie-crust-no-fail-method


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the first 8 pecan pie filling ingredients to a medium bowl and stir well. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the bottom of an unbaked pie shell.
  • Sprinkle the pecans over the chocolate chips. Spread evenly.
  • Pour the pecan pie filling over the chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Bake at 350 for 55 to 60 minutes.
  • Cool for at least one hour before serving.

Make the Hard sauce

  • While the pie is cooling, combine all of the ingredients for the hard sauce and mix well.
  • Serve a small dollop with each slice of pie.


A little hard sauce goes a long way so use sparingly. 
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