Sunday, November 21, 2010

SMS: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie


I’ve been busy the past couple weeks and have gotten behind on blogs – both updating mine and reading others, but I did manage to make and photograph this week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays selection, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. We had a Thanksgiving potluck at my office on Friday, and I was originally going to multi-task this dessert and bring it there; two people had already signed up for pecan pie, so it got delayed until this weekend. When Josh saw the pre-baked pie shell, I had to reassure him that it was chocolate pie dough and that I had not burned the dessert. It was kind of hard to tell how “baked” the dough was since you can’t see a dark crust browning, so I ended up tenting the pie with foil pretty early, just in case. I thought it was fun to make a chocolate crust and think it gives the pie a pretty contrast.



I try to at least taste everything before I blog about it, but I am sending the whole pie to work with Josh tomorrow. We debated whether or not we should sample it this afternoon, and thought having a slice missing may encourage people to go ahead and eat the pie when they see it (you know how no one ever ones to take the first or last slice of something?). There are plenty of other goodies around our house and we managed to resist the temptation. Many thanks to Jennifer of Oh, Sweet Day for hosting this week. You can find the recipe here on Jennifer’s site and visit the Sweet Melissa site to the other bakers’ links. If it gets rave reviews I may have to make it again.

8 comments:

rebecca said...

Is Josh bringing back a slice for you? It'll be interesting to see what the work colleagues think.

I personally liked this filling- less sweet than most- and though I didn't make the chocolate crust/add chocolate, think that it's an interesting variation.

Cakelaw said...

This looks so delectable with its chocolate crust - and who can resist a shot of bourbon in a baked good?

Julie said...

Your pie looks beautiful. Love the contrast in crust and filling. Hard to sneak a taste of a pie before sending or taking it somewhere. I make bars a lot, much easier to sneak a piece. :)

Future Grown-Up said...

I admire you strength in not diving into the pie. I went with a regular (non chocolate)crust and regret it now...your pie looks amazing.

Hanaâ said...

Like Rebecca, I'm also curious if Josh brought you back a slice. Did you get any feedback from his cowokers?
I passed on this since I can't eat pecans. Considered making it with almonds but then chickened out :o)

margot said...

@Rebecca and Hanaa: I got back a pie plate of crumbs! Josh was going to grab me a slice, but it went to fast - his co-workers loved the pie.

Tracey said...

I hear you about being behind on blog reading (as evidenced by it taking me several days to visit your pie post) :)

Your pie is gorgeous! I think this one does look really cool with the chocolate crust. I am going to put it on my list for Thanksgiving next year since I chickened out this week and made a different pie.

jillbert said...

It looks wonderful! I bet Josh's coworkers dug into it without hesitation!