Not a baker? You can still serve a classic Thanksgiving pie. Our Bourbon Pecan Pie has a chocolate cookie crust - no pastry making skills required!
You wait all year for Thanksgiving pie, so make it count with this decadent Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe.
A classic pecan pie is tasty on its own, but add rich molasses and dark brown sugar, and your pie filling takes on an extra decadent, caramel-y flavor. Plus a quick & easy chocolate cookie crust adds a major flavor boost and is so much easier to make than homemade pie crust.
You can get everything you need for this pie in one trip to the grocery store:
A few ingredient notes:
- You can use any brand of chocolate sandwich cookies you like. I used Oreos but make sure they are the regular cookies and not the double stuffed version.
- Use DARK corn syrup (rather than light) for a richer, deeper flavor.
- I used mild molasses but feel free to swap in full flavor if you prefer.
Never made a cookie crust before? It’s easier than you think! You can either use a food processor to crush the cookies or place them in a large plastic bag and roll them with a rolling pin to break them down.
Steps 1 and 2: Crush cookies into crumbs and stir in melted butter. Press mixture into pie plate and bake for 8 minutes.
Steps 3 and 4: Add all pie filling ingredients to bowl and whisk until smooth.
Steps 5 and 6: Stir in pecans, pour filling into pie crust and bake.
Tip: Use the bottom of a drinking glass or measuring cup to even out the bottom and sides of your crust in the pan. You can also grease the bottom of the glass or measuring cup with cooking spray if your crust is sticking to it.
If you have your own favorite pie crust recipe, feel free to make it and just use this recipe's filling. You can also buy a deep dish pie crust from the grocery store and parbake according to the package directions.
Feel free to substitute rum for a little bit different flavor (a dark spiced rum would be super yummy). But you can also easily omit the bourbon in this pie and it will still taste delicious.
Allow your pie to cool for at least two hours before serving, but I like cold pie so I always make mine the day before and refrigerate it. It will keep for several days in the fridge.
Although this is one decadent pie, it’s almost mandatory that you serve it with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whipped cream is also tasty, if you prefer.
More Thanksgiving pie recipes
- Add a tropical twist on your dessert lineup with this Easy Key Lime Pie.
- This layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie is like two desserts in one - pumpkin pie AND cheesecake!
- You can’t go wrong with a Homemade Apple Pie recipe.
- Enjoy your love of s’mores in pie form with this decadent S’mores Brownie Pie.
- Serving a crowd? This sweet & tart Cherry and Cranberry Pie is made in a sheet pan and serves 12-16.
Find all of our dessert recipes in our archives.
Bourbon Pecan Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust
- 1 ¾ cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
- 9 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and divided
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
- ⅔ cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups pecan halves toasting optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place cookies in a food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs. Melt 5 tablespoons butter and combine with cookie crumbs. Press mixture into a lightly greased 9 ½ inch pie plate and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Lower oven temperature to 325°F.
- Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 4 tablespoons melted butter, eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Stir in pecans.
- Pour pecan filling into pie crust. Bake for 30 minutes uncovered and for another 15-30 minutes lightly tented with foil. The pie is done when the edges are puffed and set and the center is just barely jiggly.
- You can make this pie up to 2 days ahead of time.
- This pie cuts most cleanly when it's been refrigerated.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
Add a twist to your traditional Thanksgiving pie options with this decadent Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe. Made with rich molasses, dark brown sugar and a chocolate cookie crust, you’ll never make a classic pecan pie again!