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Dec 23, 2007 03:21 PM

Bourbon Substitution for Pecan Pie

I'm making a Pecan Pie, that calls for 1 Tablespoon of Bourbon, I don't have any though. I was thinking of substituting Caramel Bailey's. Would that work, or should I susbtitute something else?

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  1. One tablespoon in a whole pie probably won't dramatically affect flavor, but I'd first try to use something similarly high-proof and oak-aged, e.g., another American whiskey (like a Tennessee), Canadian rye, an amber rum, applejack, or an inexpensive brandy.

    1. i agree with mc slim...omit it, or try another whiskey...even the brandy might work. not so sure about the rum, but definitely don't use the bailey's if you can avoid it.