Our Kitchen

Pecan Pie

Ready to bake

This was our first attempt at our own pecan pie recipe. My husband has eaten pecan pies for many years considering that they have a family pecan farm in New Mexico. While the old family recipe is good, we knew we needed to modify it for health reasons. But this recipe is better so he says. Don’t tell my husbands late great grandmother.

 

Crust
Ingredients:

 

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 ounces (about 1/2 cup) refined solid (not liquid) coconut oil
  • 5 tablespoons ice water
Method:

Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl and stir by hand. Add coconut oil and mix until mixture resembles coarse meal, making sure there are no large pieces of coconut oil remaining.
Add ice water a couple of tablespoons at a time, and mix by hand, just until dough begins to come together.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and place in pie dish.

 

Filling
Ingredients
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Organic cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups broken pecan pieces
Instructions

 

Preheat oven to 400ºF and adjust rack to lower-middle position.
Heat maple syrup over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Simmer about 10 -15 minutes. While syrup is simmering, place cane sugar and butter in a medium mixing bowl. As soon as the syrup is done, immediately pour syrup over sugar and butter mixture. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes and then whisk together. Whisk in eggs, vanilla and sea salt. Stir in pecans and pour into prepared pie crust in pie plate on a large baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350ºF and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The filling will be a little runny until the pie cools down completely.

 

Ready to Eat

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