There’s nothing like the spirit of the deep south, and a long, slow southern drawl to get a girl into the Christmas spirit.
The second holiday recipe that I offer up may take a couple of test runs to perfect, but the testing will be delightful! If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the first detour is his sweet tooth.
As with all of my recipes, I provide you with a little mood music following the instructions.
Pucker Up Bourbon Pecan Pie
Your favourite pie pastry recipe, made to fill one 9″ pie plate
3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups halved pecans
2/3 cups of maple syrup (the real stuff)
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 cup bourbon ( 1/4 cup more for sipping)
3 large eggs
3 tbsp butter
1) Preheat over to 350 F
2) Roll pie pastry and line a 9″ pie plate, crimping edges.
3) Evenly place chocolate chips and pecans on pastry.
4)Mix maple syrup, brown sugar bourbon and butter in a pan, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool ~15 minutes.
5) Beat eggs in one at a time until thoroughly blended.
6) Pour sugar and syrup mixture in pie shell and bake approximately 30 minutes until the pie is set in the center.