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Recipes Using Bourbon

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Bourbon has long had a respected place in cooking. Whether used in main dishes, sauces, or desserts it is a popular ingredient adding a distinctive flavor. This page contains recipes using bourbon.


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December 5, 2010

I made this recipe for Thanksgiving as a lighter alternative to pecan pie. I served it with homemade bourbon whipped cream and it was a huge hit! It has just the right amount of gooey filling without over doing it; and the pecans on the top are perfectly toasted. Since I didn't have a tart pan, I used a pie plate, which worked out just fine.



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine first 10 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in pecans. Roll dough into a 13 inch circle; fit into a 9 inch removable-bottom tart pan coated with cooking spray. Trim excess crust using a sharp knife. Spoon sugar mixture into prepared crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely on a wire rack

Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over tart.

Make the tart a day ahead, and store it in the refrigerator. Best served with Bourbon Whipped Cream (below).


To make Bourbon Whipped Cream: I whipped one pint of whipping cream until soft peaks formed. I added 3 tablespoons powdered sugar then 3 tablespoons bourbon and continued beating until peaks formed.

Source: Cooking Light

By Stephanie from Hillsboro, OR

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December 9, 20107 found this helpful

This tastes great on berry shortcake or pumpkin or pecan pie and you can freeze it as dollops on wax paper in a covered container too!



Whip the cream in a medium bowl until soft mounds form. Gradually add sugar, whipping until cream forms stiff peaks, gently fold in the bourbon and chill until ready to serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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November 8, 20104 found this helpful

This BBQ will be on your favorite list in no time at all. A succulent bourbon sauce that is neither sweet nor sour. It is just perfect for any meatball you make.



Meatballs: BBQ Sauce:



Mix together and form into balls. Put into oven to bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. While they are baking make the BBQ sauce

BBQ Sauce:

In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic, and whiskey. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Mix in the ground black pepper, salt, ketchup, vinegar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Run sauce through a strainer if you prefer a smooth sauce. Add your meatballs and put in crock pot on high for 30 minutes. Allow to marinate until ready to serve.


This recipe is great after sitting all night in the BBQ sauce.

Servings: 20
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
60 Minutes Cooking Time

By Gem from VA

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February 17, 20051 found this helpful

These really go well at parties! Nice taste.

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March 25, 2008

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Trim fat to 1/4-inch thick; then score. In bowl, mix sugar with bourbon; brush 1/3 over ham. Bake 1-1/2 hours, basting twice with remaining sugar mix. Add 1/4 cup water to pan after 1 hour so drippings won't burn.

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November 7, 2006

Cut pork into 12 slices and flatten each with palm of your hand to about 3/4 inch thickness. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ingredients except vegetable oil spray. Set aside.

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February 24, 20050 found this helpful

Heat oven to 375 F. Cream the margarine & sugars till fluffy. Add flour & mix till all is absorbed. Add eggs, 1 at a time, & mix well after each addition.


Mix corn syrup, salt, vanilla & bourbon into the batter.

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October 22, 2006

Does anyone have a recipe for bourbon pecan pie and the sauce that you drizzle over it? I ate one a few years back while in Point Clear, AL at a restaurant but haven't been able to find the recipe.


October 23, 20060 found this helpful


1 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 eggs, slightly beaten
3 tbsps-1/3 cup bourbon
1 cup pecans 9" pie shell

In mixing bowl, combine corn syrup, sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir in butter Whisk in eggs and bourbon. Arrange pecans into the bottom of pie shell. Pour filling over nuts. Cover edge with foil. Make at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20-25 minutes longer or till knife inserted off center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Cover and chill to store.

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October 24, 20060 found this helpful

Here's the one from Karo syrup.

Bourbon Pecan Pie

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
1 tablespoon Argo® Corn Starch
1 tablespoon bourbon
2 cups pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked or frozen deep-dish pie crust
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cream together butter and brown sugarin medium bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, Karo® Corn Syrup, Argo® Corn Starch and bourbon. Blend well.

Place 1 cup pecans in bottom of pie crust. Pour pie mixture over the pecans, then top with remaining 1 cup pecans.

Bake at 350°F for 55 to 60 minutes or until center appears barely set. Cool to room temperature on wire rack.

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December 1, 2011

Does anyone know of a similar product to Tastefully Simple's Bayou Bourbon glaze?

By Linda


December 2, 20110 found this helpful

I don't know what brand would be a good substitute so I spent some time trying to find a copycat recipe for the glaze but it's definitely a guarded secret - LOL! However, here are the basic main ingredients listed for Tastefully Simple's Bayou Bourbon Glaze on their bottle:

Dark brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, onions, water, bourbon, garlic, pepper flakes, salt, molasses and lemon juice concentrate.

Do a recipe search of any Bourbon Glaze (even if the recipe says it's for a meal recipe it will give amounts and directions for the glaze) and you're bound to be able to find something that is similar. Don't rule out pineapple juice being used instead of lemon juice concentrate because they'll do the same thing without a huge flavor difference.

Perhaps someone else here already has a Bourbon Glaze that lists similar ingredients to what you're looking for and will share it :-) Good luck and let us know what you find out, okay?

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February 25, 2008

Would anyone have a recipe for Bourbon Chicken like they serve at the mall? It would be great to make something like that at home.

Denise from Nebraska


February 25, 20080 found this helpful

Try the following:

cdkitchen food court bourbon chicken

If you don't like this one, there are many other recipes for bourbon chicken on this site.

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May 30, 2011

Do you have a favourite baked chicken bourbon recipe? I'm looking for a tasty one with the proper ingredients and a kick. Many thanks.

By araucano

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