Maple Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie

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Maple Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie
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Bacon goes perfectly with a maple bourbon pecan pie.

8
Servings
742
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the bacon pie crust

  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon bacon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cold bacon grease
  • 5 Tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 4 Tablespoons ice water, more as needed

For the maple bourbon bacon pecan filling

  • 4 slices maple smoked bacon, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup dark corn syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon bacon salt
  • 2 Cups pecan halves
  • 3 Tablespoons bourbon

For the bourbon whipped cream

  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon bourbon

Directions

For the bacon pie crust

In a food processor, pulse flour, salt and sugar. Add bacon grease and butter, and pulse until it forms small, pea-sized pieces. Slowly pour water into the blender, and continue pulsing until it forms a ball. Mold the dough into a disc roughly 6 inches in diameter. Cover the disc tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a circle large enough to fit into a 9-inch pie dish. Carefully place the dough into dish, and using the back of a fork, crimp the edges. Chill the formed shell for 20 to 30 minutes before filling.

For the maple bourbon bacon pecan filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees,

Cook bacon in a heavy-bottomed pot on medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until cooked, but not crisp. Drain fat and add maple syrup, brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter to saucepan with bacon. Cook over medium0heat until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Increase heat and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in bourbon.

Beat eggs, vanilla, and salt, gradually add maple syrup mixture and pecan halves. Pour filling into crust. Bake pie until filling is set, about 55 minutes. Cool pie completely before serving. Can be prepared 1 day in advance. Let pie come to room temperature before serving.

For the bourbon whipped cream

Beat the cream, sugar, and bourbon using an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form, about 5-6 minutes.

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
53g
81%
Sugar
36g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
155mg
52%
Protein
10g
19%
Carbs
58g
19%
Vitamin A
252µg
28%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.2%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
7.2%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.8%
Vitamin D
1µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
83mg
8%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
84µg
21%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
48mg
12%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
176mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
264mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
31.5%
Sodium
444mg
19%
Sugars, added
34g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.8%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
14%

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