Enjoy this classic dessert with a little twist. The light taste of bourbon in the pecan pie filling with a chocolate ganache is simpy amazing!
Keyword: homemade pie, pecan pie
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
Sweet Pastry Dough*
2cupsall purpose flour
8tbspunsalted buttercut into 10 pieces, 1 stick
1cuplight corn syrup
1/4cuppacked brown sugar
2tbspunsalted butter melted1/4 stick
2cupschopped pecans6 oz dry wieght
6ozsemi sweet chocolate
36Pecan Halves for decoration
Sweet Pastry Dough
combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse 3 times to mix.
add cold butter pieces and pulse at one-second intervals until the butter is mixed in
add the eggs and pulse until the dough forms a ball on the blade of the processor.
Turn the dough out of the food processor onto a floured surface, and carefully remove the blade.
Divide the dough in half and flatten into discs.
Use immediately or wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to three days or freeze for future use.*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
on a floured surface roll out pastry dough with rolling pin, roll out dough about 1 1/2 inches bigger all the way around than a 9-inch pie plate inverted.
Place dough in the pan, and decorate the edges as you like.
refrigerate finished pie dough until needed.
In the bowl of your mixer beat eggs slightly, and add in corn syrup, sugars, salt, butter, bourbon, and vanilla, mix well.
Add in chopped pecans
Pour mixture into crust and bake for 60 minutes.**
While pie is baking make chocolate ganache
In a bowl over a pot of simmering water melt the chocolate with the heavy cream.
mix well and allow to cool slightly
When the pie is done baking, allow to cool for about twenty minutes then top with chocolate ganache and pecan halves.
Refrigerate for about an hour to allow to fully set up for about an hour.
*I always make two doughs, even if I freeze one for later, it's just as easy to make a full batch and then I have a dough for later. **Crust may get too dark, cover edges of pie dough with foil to prevent it from burning.