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What is the best bourbon to use in a pecan pie?

What is the best bourbon to use in a pecan pie?

For the classiest pecan pie ever, spike your dessert with Elijah Craig’s small batch, overproof bourbon. You’ll get a pie packed with butterscotch, honey and apple flavor.

Is there alcohol in pecan pie?

Pecan Pie belongs on your Thanksgiving menu. This boozy pecan pie recipe, from Tom Douglas, is spiked with a good slosh of bourbon or rum.

What can you substitute for bourbon in pecan pie?

What can I substitute for bourbon in a pecan pie? If what you want is another type of alcohol, you can use brandy or cognac. You can also increase the amount of vanilla extract and add some pure almond extract to complement it more.

Should you refrigerate pecan pies after baking?

Yes. Because pecan pie is an “egg-rich” pie, the USDA recommends you store it in the fridge after it has cooled. Unless you plan on serving the pie within two hours of baking, it shouldn’t stay out at room temperature.

What alcohol goes with pecan pie?

Pecan pie is a flavor of the South, with a sweetness so bold it would belittle most wines. Bourbon, however, proves a fine foil: the richer and sweeter the pie, the bigger and rounder the bourbon should be.

Does bourbon cook out of pie?

This is a classic and simple recipe given a Southern kick with a little bourbon. The alcohol will evaporate when you bake the pie, and you’re left with a richly flavored, gooey dessert, intensely sweet with a baseline of vanilla.

Does bourbon burn off when cooked?

The verdict: after cooking, the amount of alcohol remaining ranged from 4 percent to 95 percent. Beer cheese sauce, bourbon caramel and other sauces brought to a boil and then removed from the heat typically retain about 85 percent of the alcohol.

Is bourbon same as whiskey?

Bourbon is a type of whiskey, much the way that champagne is a type of wine. So all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.

How far ahead can you make pecan pie?

To make ahead: Pecan Pie can be made 1-3 days in advance. Bake the pie, allow it to completely cool, then cover and store it in the refrigerator. I like to remove it from the fridge at least one hour before serving. You can also make the filling and pie crust ahead of time but store them separately.

Is pecan pie better warm or cold?

To Serve Pecan Pie Hot Or Cold? Some pies are best served hot or at least warm. In the case of pecan pie, they are best served cooled down to room temp or even out of the fridge. Better to just be patient and wait for the pie to cool and set up.