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Homemade Pecan Pie

Homemade pecan pie is one of the easiest and most satisfying pie recipes of all time. But it doesn't have to stop at pie. SUPPLIES USED:...

Homemade pecan pie is one of the easiest and most satisfying pie recipes of all time. But it doesn't have to stop at pie.

SUPPLIES USED:


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2.25 cups (337g) all-purpose flour

  • 1.25 tsp (8g) fine sea salt

  • 1 Tbsp (15g) sugar

  • 1 cup (225g) unsalted chilled butter

  • 1/2 cup ice water


Pie Filling:

  • 2.5 cups 287g roughly chopped pecans

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup 75g maple syrup

  • 1 cup (300g) light corn syrup

  • 3/4 tsp 2g salt

  • 3/4 cup 190g dark brown sugar

  • 1 Tbsp 13g vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled


Leftover Pecan Pie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (212g) sugar

  • 2 cups (480ml) whole milk

  • 2.5 tsp (4g) vanilla extract or vanilla bean

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 2 cups (480ml) heavy cream

  • Leftover pecan pie


INSTRUCTIONS:

Method:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour with fine sea salt and granulated sugar.

  2. Place into a food processor. Add in cubed cold unsalted butter. Pulse 5-8 times or until pea-size balls of flour form.

  3. Dump into a medium bowl and using a fork, stream, and stir in ice water until a shaggy dough forms.

  4. Dump onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until the dough holds together. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

  5. Dust a work surface with flour, dump out the dough. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough nice and wide and ¾” thick.

  6. Once correct size, gently roll dough in half then half again to form a triangular piece.

  7. Set in a pie dish, unfold and unfold again. Press the pie dough into the pie mold and letting the dough overhang.

  8. Trim the overhang around the perimeter of the pie mold. Using one’s fingers, pinch and crimp along the edge. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while making the filling.

  9. For the filling: In a medium-size bowl, whisk together eggs and add maple syrup, light corn syrup, fine sea salt, dark brown sugar, vanilla extract, and stream in melted unsalted butter. Whisk together until thoroughly combined.

  10. Separately rough chop the pecans.

  11. Place chopped pecans into the child pie crust and pour in all of the fillings to fill.

  12. Pop it into the oven set at 350F for 40-50 minutes or until pie is set.

  13. Let cool completely before serving.


Leftover Pecan Pie Method:

  1. In a medium saucepan, add granulated sugar and whole milk. Bring up to heat over low heat. Stir until just before simmering. No boiling. Should be 170F.

  2. Split vanilla beans open and using a knife scrape all the beans out. Toss into the pot and stir. Add whole vanilla bean in if wanted.

  3. Add some hot mixture to egg yolks and mix together. Repeat until egg yolks are hot.

  4. Pour yolks into the mixture and continue heating maintaining 170F while continuously stirring.

  5. Once thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and place the bowl over an ice water bath.

  6. Whisk in cold heavy cream. Let ice until completely cold.

  7. Add ice cream base to an ice cream maker. Once it’s about 85% finished, take leftover pie pieces, remove the crust, finely chop the pie portion, and add to the ice cream maker.

  8. Crush up the removed pie crust.

  9. Once the ice cream is finished churning, add the ice cream to a piping bag, and pipe into a bowl or glass.

  10. Sprinkle on the crushed pie crust

15 Comments


Katie Powlish
Katie Powlish
Nov 24, 2023

I didn’t quite add a whole 1/4 cup of maple syrup and I added about 1/4 cup of flour to the filling, baked for approx. 60-65 minutes (I tented the edge of the pie crust with foil to prevent burning) - baked until the center was set and bounced back when lightly pressed and an internal temp of 200 degrees Fahrenheit (approx. 93 degrees Celsius) - came together perfectly and it was delicious :)

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Smatt2003
Nov 23, 2023

The filling didn't set, should have paid attention to the comments. Probably need to remove or half the maple syrup from the recipe. But I have no idea. I'm going to make it again and tweak it. Really disappointed honestly.

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Alejandro Vides
Alejandro Vides
Nov 17, 2023

Hey everyone! I tried this recipe and yes it turns out liquid after 50mins. You'll have to drain the excess liquid (not all of it) with spoon into a bowl. Also you have to break the layer and push down the pecans. I rebake the pie 10-20 minutes to build that Carmel layer back up. I do recommend you make two pies. That seems like a proper solution.


Good luck everyone!

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brewer789
Aug 23, 2023

Dough instructions say roll out to 3/4" thick. Should be 1/4", right? I'm making this tomorrow. Pecan pie is my favorite. My only modification is that I always add a couple of tablespoons of bourbon.

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Dj Band
Dj Band
Jul 02, 2023

The recipe in my culinary institute of America says add flour to mixture

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