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These indulgent blondies are gooey, full of pecans, and have a delightful hint of bourbon.

Gooey Pecan & Bourbon Blondies

Michele Pesula Kuegler
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 24


  • 1-3/4 cups pecans
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter and flour the sides and bottom of a 13” x 9” pan.
  • Place pecans on a baking sheet, and bake for 8 minutes in oven.
  • While pecans bake, melt butter in a small pot over medium heat.
  • When butter is melted, remove pot from heat to cool.
  • Remove pecans from oven, and allow to cool; leave oven on.
  • Chop pecans once they are cool.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine melted butter and brown sugar, mixing on speed 2 with paddle attachment until combined.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated.
  • Add bourbon, mixing briefly.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir just until combined.
  • Add pecans, stirring briefly.
  • Transfer blondie dough to prepared pan, spreading evenly.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until baked through and edges are golden brown.
  • Cool before serving.


Keyword bourbon dessert