September is here and it’s time for harvest season treats — particularly a Texas favorite: pecan pie. Who doesn’t love a warm, nutty, caramelly dessert with a buttery crust and a gooey center? We’ve rounded up six local spots to grab a pecan pie + satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
Where to get the goods 🥧
Blue Bonnet Bakery, 4705 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Try this: Classic pecan, just like Mama makes.
Emporium Pies, 411 S. Main St.
Try this: The Drunken Nut pie has a shortbread crust that cradles a bourbon butter filling.
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, 6120 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Try this: A pie for each hand — try both the I-40 + Nanny’s Pecan pies.
Stir Crazy Baked Goods, 1251 W. Magnolia Ave.
Try this: Go gluten-free with this chocolate bourbon pecan pie.
Sweet Lucy’s Pies, online only
Try this: Indulge with fresh pecans with a TX Whiskey spiked filling.
Swiss Pastry Shop, 3936 W. Vickery Blvd.
Try this: Pecan is among the bakery’s many custard pies.
Make your own 🎛️
Rather wow your friends with a homemade dessert? Try out Blackland Distillery’s Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon Pie recipe.
- 8 ounces light corn syrup
- 3 lightly beaten eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ounce melted unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Heat oven to 350º (or 325º for convection).
- Place premade or homemade crust in a 9-inch pie dish.
- Par-bake crust using beans or pie weights for 5 minutes.
- Turn crust and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
- While crust is par-baking, whisk corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla and bourbon until just combined.
- Spread pecan pieces evenly in the par-baked shell.
- Pour corn syrup mixture over the pecans.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Turn pie and bake for an additional 25 minutes until thermometer reaches 200º. Note: The time is a guideline. The temperature must reach 200º.
- Remove from oven and cool on a rack.