Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Pointsettia Crust

Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust Plus a Giveaway

When you want a showstopper dessert this holiday season, this Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust is just the ticket!

Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie

This fancy, yet easy, painted poinsettia pie crust can be made with either homemade pie dough or store-bought pie dough. Since I’m not the best at making my own pie crust, I’ve used two kinds of store-bought dough. The bottom crust is a 9″ deep dish pie shell (found in the freezer section), and the painted poinsettia is made from the roll out store-bought pie dough (found in the refrigerated section).

Poinsettia Pie Crust Pecan Pie

Because I normally share step-by-step photo tutorials for almost all of my recipes, this one is a little different because I actually made this pie LIVE on Facebook a few weeks ago. This was my first ever live presentation so as you can imagine; I was nervous. If you have the time to sit back and watch the following video, I’ll walk you through the process of making this Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust. The tools you’ll need for making the painted pie crust are as follows: two leave templates (made from cardboard) one approximately 3″ and the other approximately 1½” , scissors, paring knife, gel food color (red, green and yellow), water, egg wash, paint brush, Wilton #12 round piping tip, and pie crust.

I hope you found that video helpful. But, should you have any questions please leave them for me in the comment section and I’ll be happy to get back with you as soon as possible. Here is a look at the pie right before I put it in the oven:

Unbaked Pecan Poinsettia Pie

And, after only 35 minutes in the oven…It’s pretty, right? See how the gel food colors intensify?

Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust Recipe

And, since I made many references to our little girl Nutmeg many times during that video, here’s a quick picture of our baby girl, Nutmeg the Boston terrier. This girl has captured my heart one thousand times over. She is part pig, part dog, and all sorts of funny! I love her more than I can put into words…

Nutmeg in the car.

But, back to the business at hand…

The following items are some suggested products I’ve chosen that will aid you in the making (and serving) of this recipe for Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust, if needed. By clicking on the item, you’ll be taken directly to if you’re interested in purchasing any of these products. You are in no way required to do so, and you will not be charged in any way unless you decide to purchase a product through Amazon.

Before I share the printable pie recipe with you, I’m super excited to be able to offer you the chance to win this set of two LOVE ACTUALLY (my all- time favorite Christmas movie) hand painted wine glasses. I painted these glasses specifically to coordinate with this post and recipe for Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust. I’m self-sponsoring this special giveaway as my way of saying Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my readers. This is a $65 value. Each glass will come in its own gift box. My hand painted glassware items are all completely dishwasher safe as well as being non-toxic. Each glass is painted for you, by me, with love, actually.  Details about this giveaway are listed at the end of this post.

Hand Painted Love Actually wine glass set

Painted Poinsettia Crust Bourbon Pecan Pie

0 from 0 votes
Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie
Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust Plus a Giveaway
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
When you want a showstopper dessert this holiday season this Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust is just the ticket!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Pie
Servings: 8 slices
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • ¼ cup pine nuts optional
  • 1 unbaked 9" deep dish pie shell
  • 1 pie crust for a 9" pie rolled flat
  • 2 poinsettia leaf templates cardboard 3" and 1½"
  • reg green, yellow gel food color
  • 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs.
  3. Add the next 9 ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  4. Pour the pecan mixture into the deep dish pie shell. Set aside.
  5. Use a paring knife to cut out 8 large petal shapes and 5 small petal shapes from the second pie crust.
  6. Use a Wilton #12 round tip to cut out 5-7 berries from the pie crust.
  7. Use a paring knife to vein the petals, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  8. In a small bowl or paper cup, mix together the egg and water,
  9. Divide the egg wash into three small bowls, and color each bowl with either red, green or yellow gel color. Mix well.
  10. Use a clean paint brush to paint 5 large petals and 5 small petals with red.
  11. Clean the paint brush with water and paint 3 large petals green.
  12. Clean the paint brush with water and paint the round dots yellow.
  13. Assemble the poinsettia on top of the pecan pie starting with the 4 outer green leaves and work your way to the 5 larger petals and then the small petals and finish by placing the berries in the center of the poinsettia.
  14. Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes (or until the pie is set in the middle).
  15. Remove the pie from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  16. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.
  17. For full video instructions, please visit:
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Large bowl
9" deep dish pie crust
1 - 9" pie crust, rolled flat
red, green and yellow gel food color
2 petal templates (cardboard) 3" and 1½"
small bowls
paint brush
baking sheet
paring knife
parchment paper

And now more about the LOVE ACTUALLY wine glasses. Due to this being a self-hosted giveaway, this giveaway is open to US residence only. The winner will be notified via mail that they have won and will have 2 days to supply me with their shipping address. If the winner fails to supply me with their address within that 48 hour window, another winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway is totally random and the winners will be selected via Rafflecopter.  

Good luck to all who enter, and please enjoy this opening clip of the movie…

Hand Painted Love Actually Wine Glass


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Painted Pie Crust Pecan Pie

Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust

So now, might I suggest that you go pour yourself a glass of wine and cozy up under a nice blanket on the couch with someone you love, and watch the movie LOVE ACTUALLY(find it on Netflix). And while you’re at it, better grab a few tissues (and maybe a nice slice of pie), because you’re going to need them 😉

Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Where food, art, and fun collide each and every day!

Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!

Kudos Kitchen Custom Signature



The post above includes affiliate links. When I find a great product or service, I like to share it with my readers. Sometimes I use affiliate links so I can earn commission for my recommendations.  As always, I thank you for your support!




  1. My favorite holiday movie is, It’s a Wonderful Life.

  2. My favorite classic is It’s a Wonderful Life. But favorite modern is obviously Love Actually!

  3. Love Actually!

  4. I love Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer! I am a child at heart!

  5. My favorite Christmas movie is the Christmas Carol (the one from the 1930s).

  6. My favorite is It’s a Wonderful Life.

  7. This is gorgeous! A total showstopper! And I thought you did wonderful on your video!

  8. You are the pie queen! Another amazing design!

  9. My favorite Christmas Movie is It’s A Wonderful Life. Another incredible pie! You are such a great artist.

  10. This pie is a show stopper!! My favorite is It’s a Wonderful Life!

  11. The Little Epicurean

    This is beautiful! Love the tutorial and Nutmeg is super cute!

  12. That is gorgeous – what an attention grabber!

  13. Renee, you are at it again-your food art is incredible! And Love Actually is my favorite movie! Such a great one!

  14. Such a beautiful pie, Renee!!
    Hmm, my favorite holiday movie is The Christmas Box (so hard to ever find though!)

  15. Absolutely stunning pie! You are the queen of pies 🙂 And Love Actually is my favorite movie!!

  16. So many! Christmas Vacation, The Family Stone and The Christmas Story.

  17. What a beautiful pie…my favorite holiday movie is “Love Actually” I seriously watch it though like 3-4 times during the year. Mu husband thinks I’m crazy 🙂

  18. Another masterpiece, Renee! I’m glad to know you make this with store bought pie crust—it seems so much less daunting!! Merry Christmas, my friend!

  19. Squeeee – LOVE ACTUALLY! It’s hard for me to choose, but A Christmas Story and Elf are two of my tops. And wow, this pie is gorgeous.

  20. What a gorgeous creation!

  21. What an amazing pie! I had no idea that you could “paint” on pie crust.

  22. beautiful job w/ that crust! And those glasses?! Love them. Every year I save up all my wrapping for one day and I lock myself away in my room with a glass of wine (or tea depending on how I feel) and wrap everything while watching Love Actually. It’s been my tradition for years!

  23. You are so brave to do Facebook Live! I will never ever do FB Live. 😉 And whoa. Another gorgeous pie! You’re on a roll.

  24. Wow that pie is amazing! And I love the Love Actually glasses, those are brilliant!

  25. My favorite Christmas movie is Frosty!

  26. Randi Sloan-Demetriou

    My favorite to watch with the family is “It’s a Wonderful Life” and where did you get that cute apron?! My favorite to watch with my love is, “Love, Actually”.

    • Thanks for the compliment about the apron. I painted it. I also painted the Love Actually wine glasses. I have a shop on Etsy named “Kudos Kitchen Paints.” Look for it after the first of the new year 🙂

  27. That is the wrong question to ask me because I LOVE Christmas movies and it’s hard for me to pick one. It’s like having to pick a favorite child. ‘It Happened on 5th Avenue’ has become one that I have to see every year now. It’s more obscure than what most people pick. ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ with Monty Woolley is another favorite. ‘Since You Went Away’ yet another. But after watching ‘Love Actually’ the other night, I forgot how good it was, especially at the end when Sam jumps through airport security and Colin Firth’s character is followed by the whole town and he completely screws up the proposal.

  28. I actually love this movie and have watched it every time it’s on TV and I own the DVD! The wine glasses are lovely as is the pie! Happy Holidays!

  29. Love Actually is *actually* my favorite Christmas movie! Followed closely by National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. And the original Miracle on 34th Street.

  30. Your pie looks awesome!

    My favorite movie was a 1990 movie on Lifetime called “Always Remember I Love You”. Starring Patty Duke, Joan Van Ark, David Birney and Stephen Dorff. You can find the movie on You Tube on several videos. Get the kleenex out!

  31. Love Actually is my all time, must watch, every holiday season movie! You are perfect!

  32. Donna McIntire

    Love, Actually is one of my favorites. I also love It’s a Wonderful Life, The Bishop’s Wife, and almost every version of a Christmas Carol! (Except the one with Jim Carrey – he’s scary!!). Your pies are truly a work of art.

  33. I like Christmas Vacation — cousin Eddie is hilarious.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this comment you agree to share your name, email address, website and IP address with Kudos Kitchen by Renee. This information will not be used for any purpose other than enabling you to post a comment. *