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Homemade Pecan Pie. A delicious pie all made from scratch and super easy too! Perfect for Thanksgiving and freezer friendly

Homemade Pecan Pie. A delicious pie all made from scratch and super easy too!

Homemade Pecan Pie! Everyone loves a good pecan pie and this recipe is a winner!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Carina. She's always coming up with great recipes, and here we have Homemade Pecan Pie.
It's a wonderfully made from scratch recipe and the aroma when this is baking is really amazing!

The filling for this pecan pie is certainly decadent, and not for anyone on a diet! The combination of the maple syrup and brown sugar makes for a delicious taste. Combine that with the buttery pie crust, giving you a nice crisp base, you have the perfect homemade pecan pie.

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This pecan pie is freezer friendly so you could make ahead and simply defrost on the day. Serve this as part of your Thanksgiving desserts or indeed, make it any time. After all, who says you can only eat pecan pie at Thanksgiving? When something tastes so good then eat it any time you wish!

So let's get straight to the recipe and see how we make Carina's homemade pecan pie recipe. Please enjoy!
Recipe by Carina Duclos

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes

Yield

One 9 1/2 inch pie

Ingredients

For the pastry

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter
3 tbsp of vegetable shortening ( cold)
4 Tbs. ice water

The Filling

4 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups toasted chopped pecans

Instructions

1. Preheat oven 400F, and place the pecans on a bake tray and toast for 5 - 8 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

Make the pastry

2. I use my stand mixer with the paddle. Add the flour, sugar and salt to the work bowl. Run the mixer at low speed for 10 seconds just to mix the ingredients evenly.


3. Cut the butter into cubes and add them to the work bowl and also add the shortening.

4. Mix at medium speed for a few minutes until mix appears like a crumble,(like peas)

If making the pastry by hand, follow steps 2 – 4 by using 2 round-bladed knives and mixing together until the mixture resembles crumble.

5. Add the ice water one tbsp at the time with machine at medium speed. To test the pie dough, stop the mixer and squeeze a piece of dough. If the dough crumbles mix more time until the dough hold together. If it does not hold together with time add 1 tbsp of water, mix again and keep trying ( I never had to add more than my 4 tbsp)

6. When the dough is done, it should come together in a rough mass in the mixer bowl but not form a ball. Do not overmix or the crust will be tough.

By hand – continue using your knives to mix the ingredients whilst adding water. When the dough begins to hold together, use your hands to bring the dough together into a ball. try not to handle the dough too much as this will result in the dough being tough and chewy.

7. Wrap well in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

8. When ready to roll, take it out of the fridge and roll it with a rolling pin. Will be workable very fast.

9. Roll out the pastry to fit your 9 1/2 inch pie plate so the pastry goes up the sides and a little over the edge of the pie plate.

Make the filling

10. Beat eggs and all everything else but the toasted pecans and the pecan halves. Mix well and add the 2 cups of chopped pecans. Transfer to your prepared pie dish. Arrange pecan halves on top

11. Cook for 10 min at 400 F in the lower rack then after 10 minutes, move the pie to middle rack and reduce oven temperature to 350 and cook for another 30 to 35 minutes.

When done, serve warm or allow to cool and serve with some whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!

Homemade Pecan Pie. A delicious pie all made from scratch and super easy too!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our homemade pecan pie recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Homemade Pecan Pie. A delicious pie all made from scratch and super easy too!

Homemade Pecan Pie

Yield: 6 - 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Homemade Pecan Pie. A delicious pie all made from scratch and super easy too!

Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs . sugar
  • 1/4 tsp . salt
  • 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable shortening, cold
  • 4 Tbs . ice water

The Filling:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups toasted chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 400F, and place the pecans on a bake tray and toast for 5 - 8 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

Make the pastry.

  1. I use my stand mixer with the paddle. Add the flour, sugar and salt to the work bowl. Run the mixer at low speed for 10 seconds just to mix the ingredients evenly.
  2. Cut the butter into cubes and add them to the work bowl and also add the shortening.
  3. Mix at medium speed for a few minutes until mix appears like a crumble,..(like peas)

*** If making the pastry by hand, follow steps 2 - 4 by using 2 round bladed knives and mixing together until the mixture resembles crumble.

  1. Add the ice water one tbsp at the time with machine at medium speed. To test the pie dough, stop the mixer and squeeze a piece of dough. If the dough crumbles mix more time until the dough hold together. If it does not hold together with time add 1 tbsp of water, mix again and keep trying ( I never had to add more than my 4 tbsp)
  2. When the dough is done, it should come together in a rough mass in the mixer bowl but not form a ball. Do not overmix or the crust will be tough.

***** By hand - continue using your knives to mix the ingredients whilst adding water. When the dough begins to hold together, use your hands to bring the dough together into a ball. try not to handle the dough too much as this will result in the dough being tough and chewy.

  1. Wrap well in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  2. When ready to roll, take it out of the fridge and roll it with a rolling pin. Will be workable very fast.
  3. Roll out the pastry to fit your 9 1/2 inch pie plate so the pastry goes up the sides and a little over the edge of the pie plate.

Make the filling:

  1. Beat eggs and all everything else but the toasted pecans and the pecan halves. Mix well and add the 2 cups of chopped pecans. Transfer to your prepared pie dish. Arrange pecan halves on top
  2. Cook for 10 min at 400 F in the lower rack then after 10 minutes, move the pie to middle rack and reduce oven temperature to 350 and cook for another 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. When done, serve warm or allow to cool and serve with some whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 630Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 3gSugar: 44gProtein: 8g

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