Mix Dawn® Pecan Pie Base and water according to the directions on the bag. Mix in the Bourbon extract and maple syrup. Place pecan pieces (approximately 3-4 oz) into a prepared pie crust. Pour prepared pecan pie filling over pecans. Fill pie shell to about ½” from the top. The pecans will float to the top. Shield the crust with foil or a pie crust shield after about 15 minutes so it doesn’t get too brown.
Bake at 375°F for about 35-40 minutes or until the middle and the edges are evenly puffed, the pie is perfectly browned and no longer jiggles when tapped.
Once the pie is completely baked, transfer the pie plate to a wire rack and cool.
Alternative Finish: If you would like to decorate the top with whole pecans, remove the pie from the oven half-way through the bake and add pecans in a decorative design. Return pie to the oven to finish baking. For decorative leaf designs, use cookie cutters on remaining crust and bake separately until lightly browned. Add to finished pie.
We’ve found that dessert liqueur flavors are a delicious and popular ingredient in the baking world right now. They can be found in everything from delicate soufflé’s and brownies to cakes and pies. We’ve noticed its popularity grow within fine dining and it’s quickly spreading to retail bakeries as an innovative way to bring a gourmet focus to classical bake good favorites. The most popular dessert liqueur flavors right now are: Rum Liqueur Coffee Liqueur Amaretto Liqueur Our research also found that bourbon whiskey, beer, and tequila flavors are equally powerful paired with dessert food in bakeries. In keeping up with the “spirit” of pie month here at the Stirring Up Success blog, our kitchen took a more traditional pie recipe, and came up with a maple bourbon pecan pie that will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF! Pecan pie lovers will rejoice over this perfect marriage of a classic favorite and the maple/ bourbon whiskey pairing.