Bourbon Molasses Chocolate Pecan Pie

Boston is one of the most historical cities in the U.S. and as you walk through the city it is so apparent.  There are so many historical sites.  So many, in fact, that there is a walking trail you can follow through the city to hit some of the biggest historical spots.  But the historical fact I find most interesting is not part of the trail. 

Side view of a bourbon molasses chocolate pecan pie sitting on top of a round slice of wood, all slightly off to the left of the frame

On January 15, 1919, a silo filled with molasses burst open and flooded the North End neighborhood, killing 21 people and injuring 150. It’s such a unique and interesting story that, at least outside of Boston, seems mostly unknown. Because I now live in the North End, and because this week marks the 100th anniversary of the flood, I have made a dessert to honor this event. It combines my southern roots with my Boston home.  It’s Bourbon and it’s Molasses. A taste of both of my homes combined in a pie. 

How to Make Bourbon Molasses Chocolate Pecan Pie

This pie is so incredibly easy! Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl. Pour the mixture into a pie crust. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top because, obviously. Bake. Boom, done!

close up view of a slice of bourbon molasses chocolate pecan pie on a round white plate with crumbs around the plate, and in the background to the left there is just a bit of the rest of the pie

How to Serve Bourbon Molasses Chocolate Pecan Pie

I think my favorite way to eat this pie is warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but this pie can be served room temperature, or even cold.  This pie is delicious no matter how you serve it!

top down view of a bourbon molasses chocolate pecan pie with one slice removed in the bottom left corner of the frame, and to the top right is the slice that was removed on a white round plate with a rose gold form laying next to the slice on the plate. All on top of a white marbled surface with crumbs spread around the surface.

This pie works perfectly for a Derby party or your Thanksgiving table or brunch, anything in between!

Looking for other Thanksgiving pies? How about a Kentucky Sweet Potato Pie or a Bourbon Pumpkin Pie?

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Bourbon Molasses Chocolate Pecan Pie
Side view of a bourbon molasses chocolate pecan pie sitting on top of a round slice of wood, all slightly off to the left of the frame
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
pie
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
pie
Ingredients
Side view of a bourbon molasses chocolate pecan pie sitting on top of a round slice of wood, all slightly off to the left of the frame
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place pie crust (in pie pan) on baking sheet.
  2. Combine eggs, sugars, flour, bourbon, molasses, and butter till mixed, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  4. Pour into pie crust.
  5. Sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips over the top of the filling.
  6. Bake about 45 minutes, till the filling is set.
  7. Enjoy warm with ice cream or room temperature.
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