December 2, 2015

48 | 52 Pecan Chocolate Whiskey Pie

I hope all of you who celebrate it had a lovely Thanksgiving!

According to what people posted on Instagram, it was the year of Pecan Pie.
Which is nothing new, I know.
But this year, I only saw Pecan Chocolate Whiskey Pies. Seriously though.
How can you people do this to me?
I mean, pecans PLUS chocolate PLUS whiskey? Yes, please!

So I had to make one, too. Without Thanksgiving. But that's alright.

Pecan Chocolate Whiskey Pie

For the crust:

113 g (1/2 cup) cold butter, in small cubes
210 g (1 1/2 cup) flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
80 ml (1/3 cup) cold buttermilk

For the filling:

200 g (1 cup) sugar
250 ml (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) molasses
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons whiskey
75 g (1/3 cup) butter, melted
100 g (1 cup) pecans, chopped
85 g (3 ounces) dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • For the crust, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt.  Add cold butter cubes and work the butter into the flour mix with your fingers. Add the buttermilk and knead together.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough into a disk.  Wrap it in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 1 hour. 
  • Roll out the pie crust on a well floured surface - about 3mm / 1/8 in thick and about 30 cm / 12 in in diameter.  Transfer to a pie pan and trim the edge. Cover with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for another 30 minutes (minimum; 3 hours max).
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F)
  • For the filling, whisk together sugar, molasses, salt, eggs, vanilla extract, whiskey, and melted butter until well combined.
  • Sprinkle pecans and chocolate around the bottom of the pie. Pour filling over the chocolate and nuts.
  • Bake for about 45 to 55 minutes (until it jiggles uniformly, not just in waves).  
  • Let cool completely before refrigerating. 

My modifications:
None. (Using Irish whiskey instead of bourbon doesn't count, right?)

The taste:
Oh. My. Goodness. Thank you.
Thank you everybody for showing me all your delicious pictures and thereby making me want to try this pie. Thank you.
(I'm just trying to figure out how to turn this into candy. Because let's be honest here. Who needs a pie crust?)

What is your favorite Thanksgiving pie?

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