When it comes to cooking with liquor, sometimes it’s really all about flavor. A spoonful or two of bourbon in the filling, drizzled on the surface, or embellishing billows of whipped cream gives the components spirited distinction in these dueling versions of bourbon pecan pie.
In the first recipe, bourbon’s boozy bite tempers the sweet nuttiness of traditional pecan filling accented with dark chocolate. The second version lets bourbon’s vanilla and caramel notes harmonize with layers of pecan and the warm spice of creamy pumpkin custard. If you can’t decide whether pumpkin or pecan should grace your holiday table, let this mashup be your plan. Get both recipes below.