Bourbon Pecan Pie for One

by Erin

Everything you love about pecan pie now in a single serving size. This bourbon pecan pie for one is easy to prepare, complete with a mini pie crust recipe.

Grab Some Nuts

Today everyone’s nuts are on display for Grab Some Nuts Day! A group of bloggers got together to play with their nuts in celebration of this awesomely silly holiday, creating nutty recipes featuring tanned nuts, salty nuts, nut butters and nut balls. So grab some nuts and get ready to show them off.

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I’m not sure when my love of nuts began but I naively proclaimed it during my high school AP English class. The assignment was to write a letter in the form of a poem (we were learning the different styles at the time) and as usual our teacher was anonymously reading them in front of the class. One student wrote a letter to a candy bar company protesting all the nuts they put in their products – at which point I gasped and exclaimed “but I love nuts!” As I am sure you can imagine, the 17/18 year-olds in my class stifled their laughter as I suddenly became aware of what I had said and felt the blood rushing to my face, but thankfully our teacher continued reading and I was spared.

For my contribution to Grab Some Nuts Day I got my nuts drunk and gooey in a single serving bourbon pecan pie because it’s not the size that matters, it’s how you use it (and because today is Single Serving Sunday as well).

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Be sure to visit all the other Nutty Participants for Grab Some Nuts Day:

Guess that if you are what you eat, we’re all nuts.

Three years ago: Deviled Strawberries


Serves 1



1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/8 tsp sugar

1/8 tsp salt

2 Tbsp cold unsalted butter

1/8 tsp white vinegar (or lemon juice)

1 Tbsp cold milk


Heaping 1/4 cup pecan halves

2 Tbsp granulated sugar

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp bourbon

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

Pinch cinnamon


  1. In a small bowl combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the vinegar with the water and sprinkle over the mixture. Stir and then form into a ball. Place in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Roll out pie crust to fit in a mini pie pan (I used a deep, 4-inch pyrex). Pour pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie crust, and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, blend together the sugars and butter until creamy. Whisk in the corn syrup, egg, bourbon, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon until incorporated.
  5. Pour syrup mixture over the pecans in the crust. Cover top and crust lightly/gently with foil. Bake for 25 minutes, remove foil, then continue baking for 15 minutes or until set. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Source: Crust adapted from Creative Cooking (for One or Two). Filling adapted from The Pioneer Woman.

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Kara August 13, 2014 - 11:14 am

That is so cute Erin!!

spiffycookie August 13, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Thank you Kara!

Ala @ Ala Lemon August 11, 2014 - 4:12 am

Ooh yumm!!!

Laura Dembowski August 9, 2014 - 8:36 am

We have all made a mistake like that at some point in our lives. I can go year by year in school and tell you all the things that went wrong that year.

Pecan pie is my fave! Love that this is a recipe for one!

David @ Spiced August 5, 2014 - 9:33 am

Woah! This looks delicious…I love that you turned this recipe into a dessert for one. I love love love pecan pie, but I feel guilty making an entire pie sometimes! I won’t have that problem again. :-)

Kim Beaulieu August 5, 2014 - 12:40 am

I just love that you did pie for one. That’s such a cool idea. I know so many people who would really dig more single serving recipes. And seriously, bourbon pecan pie? It’s only my favourite pie. This looks utterly delish.

Thanks so much for joining us for this event Erin. I have to say the FB group kept me in stitches during a pretty hectic time. So glad we did this. xx

spiffycookie August 5, 2014 - 7:34 am

Thanks for including me Kim! I love celebrating random-fun food holidays.

Stephanie @ Plain Chicken August 4, 2014 - 9:49 am

can’t wait to try this one!

Tara August 3, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Perfection in a little pie!! My favorite dessert is pecan pie, I go nutty for it!!!

Zainab August 3, 2014 - 12:58 pm

This really does look perfect!! Pie for one :)

Anita at Hungry Couple August 3, 2014 - 12:32 pm

I love that you made it single serving because sometimes I’m alone and have a dessert need emergency! :)

Arthur in the Garden! August 3, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Wow! Looks just like grandma’s!

Karen @BakingInATornado August 3, 2014 - 12:02 pm

LOL, I think I would have switched high schools.
I love anything mini. It stops all the issues with dividing up a pie when everyone gets their own. Delicious!

Janette@culinaryginger August 3, 2014 - 11:54 am

A nutty pie for 1, what a great idea. Why share your nuts, when you can keep them to yourself to enjoy?

Liz August 3, 2014 - 11:35 am

Oh, Erin, what a great idea to make minis! I love, love pecan pie but I really need some help with portion control! You’ve done it here with your delicious, nutty recipe :)

Kelli's Kitchen August 3, 2014 - 11:31 am

I just love this idea! I want to make these for my mom as soon as I can. Can never get too many brownie points from mom, right?

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 3, 2014 - 11:02 am

That filling looks perfect!! And pecan pie for one – that’s the best thing ever! Because I usually make a 9″ pie for one…and that’s just too much. :)

Sarah August 3, 2014 - 10:13 am

Oh that looks really good! I like the single serving size. And yes, we’re all nuts!

Becca from It's Yummi! August 3, 2014 - 8:58 am

Your story about high school just brought the biggest gigglesnort to my nutty self! I can’t stand how adorable your mini boozy, nutty good pie is, Erin,.. YUM!

Baby June August 3, 2014 - 8:09 am

Oh my gosh, what a cute pie! Love it! :)


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