Tuesday Tiger Treat!

Thanksgiving week is upon us! While preparing your menu for your Tiger feast on Thursday (and/or Saturday if you are preparing an elephant), why not add a delicious Bourbon Pecan Pie to the menu? Also known as 'Drunken Pie,' it will be a hit with your relatives and friends this Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble War Damn Turkey!

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Piecrust (Yield: two 9-inch crusts)
1 ²⁄³ cups all-purpose flour mixed with ¾ tsp. kosher salt
²⁄³ cup lard
¾ tsp. white vinegar
1 small egg
Place flour and salt in bowl, and cut in lard until mixture resembles small peas. In a Pyrex measuring cup, combine vinegar and egg, and add water to make ¹⁄³ cup liquid. Slowly add liquid to the flour mixture, forming dough. Do not overwork. Remove from bowl, halve, and pat into disks. If not using immediately, cover in plastic wrap and chill.

Bourbon Pecan Pie Filling (Yield: fills one 9-inch crust)
Roll out one dough disk and fit in 9-inch pie pan, crimping edges.
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ cups dark corn syrup
½ tsp. kosher salt
1 ½ tsp. all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. bourbon
1 ½ tbsp. melted sweet butter
1 ¾ cups pecans
Using a hand mixer, combine sugar, syrup, salt, flour, and eggs, mixing well. Stir in remaining ingredients
and pour into unbaked pie shell.

Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes (a toothpick inserted in center should come out relatively clean). Remove from oven and place on cooling rack, allowing pie to rest for 2 to 3 hours to set.

(Recipe from Garden and Gun - November 2011)

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