Have you ever had something queued up in your mind for months but the timing to bring it to fruition never aligned with your busy ass life? It's deep in there in the back of your mind and you're thinking about it often but life keeps getting in the way. I haven't been to an optometrist in years and my eyesight at night is laughable, plus my glasses only have one arm so they are more like a prop and less like a functioning aid in vision. I started drafting ideas for a cookbook a couple of years ago and I bet y'all can guess how far that's gotten. I've been wearing the same three tattered bras for literally years, I don't even think they are the right size. But who has time to go in and try on bras, honestly. And since my life has been such chaos for so long, my sweet husband bought me a gift certificate for a fancy hot stone massage over a year ago, bless his soul. Have I even looked at the calendar to book an appointment? Absolutely not. What is wrong with me?
Like that long list of outstanding life maintenance responsibilities, this idea for Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie has gone by the wayside. I've been wanting to make this pie for over a year and a half. It's been floating around in my brain, politely reminding me to make it last year during pie season - which obviously never happened. This Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie popped into my brain again as soon as the first fall leaf fell from the sky but that was back in September and now it's November. So, this week while work keeps piling up and I should be prepping for Thanksgiving dinner, I am over here recipe testing trying to get his Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie all dialed in before Turkey Day!
Bad news, the first 2 rounds did not work out! Ughh, I ain't got time for this. But the third time was a charm and this recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie is a winner! With a deep chocolatey all butter crust, a layer of smooth and melty dark chocolate chips and warm toasty hazelnuts swimming in a rich and creamy maple and bourbon custard, it's hard not to love this recipe. Imagine Nutella as a pie and you've got an idea of where this Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie begins, then layer in the crunchy texture from the nuts, the smooth filling and buttery crisp chocolate crust and this pie is an instant classic.
It's been a long time coming but I am beyond proud of this Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie, it was worth the wait but there is no reason to put it off any longer. I hope you all add this to your pie roster immediately because this Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie is the missing piece on your holiday table. Sorry it took me so long to share it with you.Print