1Preheat oven 425
Melt butter in large heavy saucepan. Add the pecans and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until butter is golden brown and pecans are toasted.
Remove pan from heat and stir in sweet potatoes, eggs, brown sugar,corn syrup,pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and bourbon, mix well.
2Pour into pie shell. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 and bake for an additional 45 min or until center is set
3Cool on wire rack. Serve with whipped cream if desired. Makes one pie