Pride of Kentucky Pecan Pie

Pat Duran


This recipe was the only winner by a male to win the State Crisco American Pie Contest. (1989-Haskell Montgomery). All his ingredients say Kentucky, from the sorghum to the home grown mint to the pecans soaked in bourbon.

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10 servings


25 Min


55 Min




1 c
granulated sugar
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 tsp
dried mint leaves, crushed
1/8 tsp
3/4 c
light corn syrup_karo only you can use sugar- free karo
2 + 2 large
whole eggs + 2 extra yolks
1/2 c
sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c
butter or margarine,melted
3 Tbsp
pure maple syrup
1/4 c
3 Tbsp
good honey
2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
1 c
pecans, soaked 2 to 3 days in 1 cup 80 proof bourbon, drained
3/4 c
black walnuts -if you can't find these use regular walnuts
1/4 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large
unbaked 9 or 10 inch classic crisco single pie crust

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350^
In a large bowl,combine all ingredients,Except the pecans, walnuts and chocolate chips.
Spoon into unbaked pie shell (you may have a little left- pour into buttered custard cup and bake with the pie- that way the cook gets the first sample).
Bake for 50-70 minutes or until center is set. Cool to room temperature before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom