This Award Winning Maple Bourbon Peach Pecan Pie is bursting with juicy peaches and topped with a pecan sugar crumble that melts into the pie as it bakes. Delight your friends and family with the amazing pie and you will become the requested dessert maker from here forever forward!
Award Winning Maple Bourbon Peach Pecan Pie
We are pie lovers at this house. My husband started it… it’s all his fault. He made me a pecan pie way back when I first met him and that was it… I knew he was the one! Ha ha, no really… If you tasted his pie, you might fight me for him.
My hubby has pie bakers in the family. His grandma was a well known pie baker, actually working in a pie shop for awhile. She passed down some of the pie baking wisdom to her daughter, my hubby’s momma, and now it’s made it’s way to him. Thank God!
What’s the Big Deal About Pie Anyway
So I didn’t understand what all this pie making business was about. Personally, I always hated pie… the contents were always gelatinous, the crust was always made with vegetable shortening, and I never grew fond of any one particular pie. Yeah, and then one day, I was introduced to my hubby’s pecan pie. Ahhhhhhhhh (sing that in a really high pitched tone and watch the Heaven’s part). We entered his famous pecan pie in the KCRW pie contest and won third place. I remember watching people take a bite and their head’s would fall back (like yessss, I am eating this and watching the Heaven’s part).
Perfect Pie Crust
So basically, I became a converted pie lover. And this started me on a pie making journey. First, I wanted to find a perfect pie crust recipe that was made of all butter (no vegetable shortening), it had to be easy to make, and it could be used for any pie. This would be our go-to pie dough crust recipe. After many trials and errors, we discovered one that comes together very easily in the food processor. The recipe for the perfectly flaky pie crust recipe is here. It only takes a few minutes to make and then chill, and it’s totally worth it. You will feel very accomplished after making this pie crust yourself!
Award Winning Maple Bourbon Peach Pecan Pie Recipe
We have baked many pies, but none like this. This one was discovered through trial and error and as an improvement on the award winning pecan pie recipe. It has now become my favorite, and I will be making it all this year for friends and family. We entered it in our local Claremont Pie Festival Contest and it won first place! Take a look at those bright peaches showing themselves off in the contest!
What’s in the Award Winning Maple Bourbon Peach Pecan Pie
The award winning maple bourbon peach pecan pie is loaded with mostly peaches. They are truly the star of the show. But there are many important ingredients that make this pie amazing. Cinnamon, allspice, maple syrup and Bourbon turn this boring peach pie into a dessert that wins the hearts of many. The streusel top is made with toasted pecans, butter, flour, brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon. It melts into the peaches as it bakes, and can I just say, Oh my. Your house will smell aaaaammmmmaaaazing.
Tips for Making the Award Winning Maple Bourbon Peach Pecan Pie
- Make your perfectly flaky pie crust dough ahead of time and have it chilling in the fridge so it’s ready to go. Roll it out and flute the edges and chill.
- If you can’t find fresh peaches, then buy the bags frozen peaches from Trader Joe’s. I actually ended up using the Trader Joe’s peaches for the award winning pie because the fresh peaches I bought did not taste right. I even let them ripen, but nope… It was a last minute decision and I’m so glad I went with the Trader Joe’s peaches. They taste consistently amazing.
- Boil the peaches down in a little sugar, salt and cinnamon to soften them. After they cool, toss them in the flour and arrowroot mixture. We tested arrowroot and cornstarch and the arrowroot won out. I can’t stand cornstarch in pie. It makes the filling taste grainy! Try arrowroot instead! You will love it!
- Make the Bourbon Caramel mixture while the peaches cool. Then pour the mixture over the peaches. Let the peaches sit in the Boubon Caramel mixture for awhile so they soak up all the delicious juices.
- Add the peaches into the prepared pie dough. Chill it in the fridge. While it’s chilling, toast some pecans to prepare the streusel topping.
- Make the streusel crumble top and chill it in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Add the streusel top to the peaches. Cover the pie edge with a pie ring for the first few minutes to keep it from burning. Bake the pie on a baking sheet to avoid juices messing up your oven.
- After about 15 minutes, turn the heat down to 350 degrees and bake the pie until done! See the complete recipe below!