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New Orleans Bourbon Street pecan pie.
Serves 8

My grandmother Grace used pure molasses in her pecan pie, and my mother, Imelda, uses only corn syrup. It may be good family politics, but I happen to like using both in my pecan pie. In fact, you may substitute either syrup for the other. The molasses doesn’t have to come to room temperature exactly, but it should be cool enough that when you add the eggs, they won’t be tempted to scramble.

—From My New Orleans by John Besh/Andrews McMeel Publishing

Posted by John Besh Published

© 2023 John Besh / Andrews McMeel Publishing · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°.

  • Step 2

    Put the molasses, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and salt into a medium saucepan over moderate heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. 

  • Step 3

    Increase the heat to high and let the mixture boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, then pour into a mixing bowl and set aside to let cool to room temperature.

  • Step 4

    Whisk the eggs, vanilla, and bourbon into the molasses. Stir in the pecans, then pour into the prepared pie crust. Bake until the pie is set around the sides and nearly set in the middle (it shouldn’t wobble when you give it a nudge), about 1 hour. The color should be mahogany and the crust golden. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 378 projects
Looks and sounds delicious! Going to try to make this some time. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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