A tasty kick to a traditional favorite
Pecan pie is a must at my house during the holidays, but I also bake these sweet pies often throughout the year. The combination of gooey, sweet filling and crunchy pecans is a favorite with my family, plus it is such a simple pie to make. And when I want to kick it up a notch, I add a little holiday cheer in the form of bourbon.
You don’t need much to add a wonderful warm and rich flavor to the sweet filling. Bourbon is simply whiskey that is distilled from corn rather than barley or rye. And if you don’t want to use it, you don’t have to. This pie is delicious even without the extra shot of holiday spirit.
Brenda Stanley is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins and a grandmother of seven. She is a cookbook author and novelist. For more recipes and information, visit her website www.brendastanleybooks.com.