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Christmas Bourbon Pecan Pie
Bourbon Pecan Pie with Poinsettia Crust
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

When you want a showstopper dessert this holiday season this Bourbon Pecan Pie with 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.
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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 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.