And they’re from a pretty cool cookbook!
The book is full of incredible recipes. There are drinks and other things you would expect from a book with bourbon in the title. There are appetizers and other things you would expect from a book with bacon in the title. THEN there are the recipes that you would not expect at all. Bacon Popcorn. Mini Bourbon and Coke Cakes. Bacon Bourbon Popsicles. Apple Pie with a BACON LATTICE CRUST.
There are things I didn’t even know that I needed in my life until I saw them on the pages.
So listen carefully, folks, because I need to tell you how good these things are. I do not like pecans. I. Do. Not. Like. Pecans. But these were so warm right out of the oven and they smelled liked heaven. And, you know, pie crust. ♥ So I ate one. I ate a whole little pie. It was gooey and crunchy on the top, and it had just the right amount of bourbon. It was perfect.
I think you should take these to your next tailgating/game day excursion. They’re super easy and start with a store bought pie crust. Then you just mix together the filling ingredients, pour it in the pie crust, and bake! The hardest part is being mad at your kitchen timer because it says you still have like half an hour left while your house begins smelling like pecans and bourbon. (I’m going to add that to my list of candle scents for my future candle line. Yep.)
To make the recipe into mini pies, just spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray and cut the store bought pie crusts into *about* 4 inch circles. I was able to get 12–enough for one muffin pan. Prepare the filling according to the recipe instructions, then fill each little pie cup. You may have some filling left over. Bake according to the instructions, except do 30 minutes at 325 degrees instead of 45. Then, I won’t judge you if you proceed to shove them in your face.
Hopefully I’ll have another blog post up soon!
Jeff Branch says
Extra good! The filling is not too thick and toasted pecans – yum!
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them! I’m glad I made them. 🙂
See, I don’t like pecans either, but I think I’d eat one of these. Put enough sugar on it and uh… yeah. I’ll probably eat it.
And also bourbon. 😉
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
These look amazing!!! Oh man, I could totally see myself eating like… 10 of these bad boys! Bacon and Bourbon… sounds like a winning book to me!
It’s a great book! But yeah, I had to give all these babies away so I couldn’t eat them all. Thanks, Chris!
OVER.THE.TOP! these were delicious!
Thanks! Glad you liked them! 🙂
Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says
These are so adorable. I can’t believe you don’t like pecans?! but I’m so glad you ate these, how could you not!
Haha, yeah I don’t really like most nuts. But I’m glad I tried pecans this time. Thanks, Julia! 🙂
Rachel @ Bakerita says
These look INSANELY delicious!!! I love pecan pies, and in baby form with bourbon?! Need. Now! Pinned 🙂
P.S. Please make a candle line. Please let me help you consult for delicious baked good scents (browned butter!!!)
Thanks, Rachel! Umm, brown butter would be a fantastic candle scent. The other ones I have on my list are cinnamon rolls, hummingbird cake, and toasted marshmallows. 😀
Nancy Caccioppo says
I just had some Pecan Pie, after waiting 4 weeks, for it to come,
I tell you the biggest secret is in the crust, I wish this woman ,
taught the art of pie crust making.
Don’t get to many Pecan Pies, any more, so while the taste was
still fresh in my memory, and I seen your Pecan cakes, I just had
Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen says
Mini bourbon pies? yes puh-leaze! I don’t like PECANS either, but I’ll take your word that they totally work in this recipe. Also, a book called Bourbon and Bacon? That’s something I need in my life.
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
welcome back, friend! I missed your wonderful cakes and sweet treats. These little pecan pies look to die for and i mean really, how can i resist if they have bourbon in them? 😉
Aw thanks so much, Jess! 🙂
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These look phenomenal! My mom is a sucker for pecan pie and for some reason baking an entire pie seems like so much work… these bites are definitely the way to go 🙂
CArol at Wild Goose Tea says
Bacon and bourbon cook book. Amazing. I am laughing. This is a great recipe to make a re-entry into the blogging lane again. Grabbed my attention.
omg … i neeeeeed this bourbon and bacon cookbook! what a fabulous recipe! Pinned!
carol at wild goose tea says
I thought I commented. I came back because I realized I hadn’t pinned this awesome recipe. Mouthwatering delicious.
one used to be able to buy little tiny pecan tarts at the store. They were just okay, but still good. This recipe is an overachiever.
Jess @ Sweet Menu says
This looks wonderful! i just love pecan pie – mini ones are too cute to resist!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Beth, these look phenomenal! And that cookbook sounds equally phenomenal. I’m a die hard pecan lover but Warren hates them. Perhaps this recipe will bring him around 🙂
Oh man, these have my name written alllll over them! I love pecan pie!! And with bourbon? Um yes please. Happy friday!
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says
Stop being so cute! These are darling! And bourbon pecan pie?! Have mercy!
Matt @ Runner Savvy says
I would like to drown my sorrows in these after yesterday! Roll tide for life.
Oh yum, these sound and look so good!
holly ; the hobbit kitchen says
You had me at Bourbon.
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
I love pecan pie and I love this mini version! And you really can’t go wrong with the addition of Bourbon!! 🙂
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
These mini pies look incredible, and that book sounds amazing. I gotta a strong love for bourbon.
Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE says
These are incredibly cute!! and look like they are packed with flavor! Thanksgiving recipe contender?? Thanks Miss Beth 🙂
Kloe's Kitchen says
I made some of these except they were pumpkin. Yours look amazing! I think I will give these a try too. Thank so much for sharing! 🙂
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I love mini pies! Especially when they are spiked with Bourbon!
Stephanie @ Long Distance Baking says
These look so adorable and delicious! And I bet you could tell friends you slaved allllllll day over these puppies and they’d totally believe you…even better! And fyi…I’d totes buy a pecan bourbon candle. Let me know when you make that 😉
These mini pecan pies are so cute! I love pecans. I could eat them in everything. I’m putting that book on my Christmas wishlist!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
These are gorgeous. I loooooove pecans and mini pecan pies are way better than a big pie!!
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
Oh wow these are phenomenal! I love mini anything type food and HELLO PIE! Heck yea I’ll take 10… dozen.
Do I omit the baking at 425 for 10 minutes and just do 325 for 30 mins or do both?
Hi, Karen! Yes, omit the 425 complete.y Just do 30 minutes at 325. Enjoy! 🙂