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Pecan Pie Recipe

This is a delicious dessert and the best pecan pie recipe. Jelly like caramel suspends chopped pecan nuts and the homemade pastry is worth the effort.  I know the quantities of sugar and syrup look horrendous in this no sugar age, but a slinky slice of pie, as a treat is sometimes needed for our souls. The mixture is very thin when mixed, don’t worry it turns into that delicious jelly-like caramel, that makes this Pecan Pie one of the best you will make. The recipe was given to me by my generous friend Mary who is a wonderful cook.

Pecan Pie
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A delicious and indulgent dessert. I love a slice of pecan pie as a dessert or to serve to friends with a coffee.
Recipe type: Pie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125g pecan nuts, chopped (saving 8 for decoration)
  • 1 unbaked 9inch sweet shortcrust pastry case
  • If you want to make your own Sweet Short Crust Pastry here is the recipe:
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water
  1. If you are making your own pastry case, add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until the mixture comes away from the sides and forms a ball.
  2. If the dough is crumbly, add a few drops of cold water to bring the dough together.
  3. Allow the dough to rest for 20 minutes in the fridge.
  4. Lightly grease a 9-inch flan dish.
  5. Roll out and line the flan dish with either the homemade or shop-bought pastry.
  6. Using a hand whisk, mix the maple syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla essence together in a large glass bowl, mix until everything has been amalgamated.
  7. Add in the chopped pecans nuts and stir through with a wooden spoon.
  8. Open the oven and place the pastry case onto a baking tray. Then pour the pecan mixture into the pastry case while the pastry case is on the oven rack.
  9. Place the 8 reserved pecan nuts in the centre of the slices you will cut when the pecan pie is cooked.
  10. Bake the pecan pie in the centre of the oven at 180°C or 160°C Fan for 45-55 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the pecan mixture is firm to the touch.
  11. Serve warm with whipped cream, chilled with pouring cream or with ice cream.
If the nuts are browning before the mixture is setting, add a loose piece of foil on top of the flan dish, to help stop them browning.
This recipe is easily doubled.
Golden syrup can replace maple syrup if needed, it may take a few more minutes to cook.
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