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Pecan pie cut into slices

Pecan pie

Published: November 24, 2021 at 11:10 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 8-10

Bake this sweet 'n' salty pecan pie for a dinner party dessert, teatime treat or Thanksgiving celebration. It's perfect with vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal538
fat40.7g
saturates11g
carbs33.9g
sugars22.8g
fibre3.9g
protein6.8g
salt0.6g
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Try this classic pecan pie recipe then check out our chocolate brownie pecan tart, pumpkin pie, apple pie and more Thanksgiving dessert recipes.

Ingredients

  • 300g sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 100g salted butter, softened
  • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150ml golden syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g pecans, 200g chopped and 100g left whole
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes
  • vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Roll the pastry out to the thickness of a 20p coin and line a 23cm x 4cm deep round tart tin, then trim, leaving a 2cm overhang. Prick the base all over with a fork and chill for 20 minutes. Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Line the pastry shell with baking paper and fill with baking beans.

  • STEP 2

    Bake for 10 minutes then remove the paper and beans and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the shell looks biscuity and there are no raw patches of pastry.

  • STEP 3

    To make the filling, use electric beaters to whisk together the butter and sugar for a few minutes until a little paler in colour. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the golden syrup, vanilla and chopped pecans. Pour into the pastry case and arrange the whole pecans on top in a single layer. Sprinkle over the sea salt flakes.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and cook for another 35 minutes until risen and just set. Cool to just warm and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche.

Make your own vanilla ice cream to serve with this pecan pie.

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