Bourbon Pecan Pie with Poinsettia Crust

Bourbon Pecan Pie with Poinsettia Crust

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

An overhead horizontal photo of a pecan pie with a painted poinsettia pie crust on a red and green poinsettia place mat.

Dazzle your friends and family this holiday season with a festive pie that looks like you spent hours and hours to prepare, but in all honesty, it only takes minutes.

Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies (featured in the video below) is another delicious holiday recipe to add to your baking list this year!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making this holiday dessert of Poinsettia Pecan Pie is available at the end of this post. 

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The ingredient list;

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed;

Can store-bought pie dough be used for this holiday recipe?

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).

How to make a painted poinsettia 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. Below is the step-by-step video for your viewing enjoyment!

I hope you found that video helpful. 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.

A square photo of an unbaked painted poinsettia pie with red and green leaves.

How to make the petal templates?

  • Start by drawing one large 3″ teardrop-shaped petals (rounded at one end and pointed at the other) onto the cardboard.
  • Draw the second leave, the same shape, only in an approximate 1½” size onto the cardboard.
  • OR, as shown in the video, use silk petals from a faux poinsettia plant and trace the leave shape out onto the cardboard.
  • Use the scissors to cut out the leave templates and set them aside until ready to use.

Can I leave the pine nuts out of this nut pie recipe?

Yes, you may leave them out.

However, if you do, please add an additional ½ cup of pecans to the filling to bulk it up so the poinsettia has more stability on top of the pie.

How long will this bourbon pecan pie take to bake?

With only 35 minutes in a preheated 375-degree oven, this pecan pie is ready to party!

What to do if the pie browns too quickly?

If you notice that the pie filling (or the poinsettia crust) is browning too quickly before the filling is starting to set, gently cover the pie with aluminum foil and continue baking until the filling is set and no longer giggly.

Can this pie be made in advance and frozen?


Bake and cool the pie completely before wrapping and freezing.

Wrap the pie very well with a few layers of cling wrap and freeze for up to 2 months.

How to thaw a pecan pie from frozen?

Allow the frozen pie to sit at room temperature until completely thawed. This will take approximately 4-6 hours.

Pecan pie is best served at room temperature.

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With a few simple ingredients and some easy instructions, you can warm the hearts of your family and friends with this gloriously easy to make realistic looking Grinch Guacamole.”

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“Give your homemade bread baking skills a whimsical twist by making this Whole Wheat Rudolph the Bread-Nosed Reindeer. Or, you can use store-bought frozen bread dough and follow the instructions for forming and shaping. Either way you make him, your family and friends will be delighted to see Rudolph making an appearance at the holiday table!”

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  • Painted Poinsettia Pecan Pie (pictured below) This is the place!
A closeup vertical title text image of a painted pie crust with a poinsettia and pecans.

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s festive holiday pie!

5 from 3 votes
Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie
Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust
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, Dessert – Pie, holiday dessert
Cuisine: American, Pie
Keyword: bourbon pecan pie, holiday pecan pie, painted poinsettia pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 754 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 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”
  • gel food color red, green, yellow
  • 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, Whisk, 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”, scissors, small bowls, paint brush, baking sheet, paring knife, parchment paper

Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Poinsettia Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 754 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 311mg14%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 60g67%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 351IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s holiday dessert recipe for Bourbon Pecan Pie with Painted Pointsettia Pie Crust as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Horizontal closeup photo of a painted poinsettia pie crust with red and green petals.

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  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.

  34. 5 stars
    this is just pure fabulous creative art work you have such an amazing talent. I love all your creations and I would love to be at your house during this holiday season just to be a taste tester and learn from you as well! XO Merry Christmas!

  35. 5 stars
    Every Thanksgiving needs a pecan pie, and American bourbon makes it even tastier! Delicious!

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