Slideshow: Pecan Pie Recipes For Thanksgiving

Classic Pecan Pie
Classic Pecan Pie
This what you want in a pecan pie: chock-full of pecans, with a light caramel custard filling that sets up well, making it easy to slice and serve neatly. The filling and the crispy, all-butter crust melt in the mouth, and the smell of toasted pecans permeate the kitchen.

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Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
This pie is smooth and creamy, with a double booze infusion. There's a hint of bourbon in the filling, but since booze that is baked loses its edge, there's maple bourbon mascarpone in the topping as well. The combination of the creamy filling and topping and a light layer of toasted pecans makes this pie the winner for adults this holiday season.

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Lee Zalben's Pecan Pie
Lee Zalben's Pecan Pie
Who better than the nut-loving founder of Peanut Butter & Co., to share his recipe for pecan pie? He gives tips for spicing up his recipe, including adding bourbon, chocolate chips, and salted butter.

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[Photograph: Lee Zalben]

(Something Not Exactly Like) Derby Pie
(Something Not Exactly Like) Derby Pie
This is as rich as pie gets. The creamy, sweet caramel custard is festively spiked with bourbon, and cut with toasted pecans and just enough dark chocolate to cut its sweetness. The addition of bourbon and chocolate transform a garden variety pecan pie into something more complex and special. Don't forget to add the salt—it's an important touch that helps highlight and balance the sweet flavors.

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Sorghum Pecan Pie
Sorghum Pecan Pie
Add some traditional Southern flair to your Thanksgiving with this recipe from The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook. It incorporates sorghum molasses, a sweet syrup made from Sorghum grass.

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Pecan Pie Bars
Pecan Pie Bars
These bars have the same flavor of pecan pie, but they easily feed a crowd. So if you're feeding more than 8, think about adding these to your holiday dessert table.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]