Author: Simple Foodie

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

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Pie: 1

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Pecan Pie Recipe. A southern favorite of sweet nutty goodness baked in a perfect flakey crust.


Pie Dough
all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups
sugar 1 Tbsp
salt 1/4 tsp
vegetable shortening 1/3 cup frozen - cut into 1/4 inch cubes
unsalted butter 3 Tbsps frozen - cut into 1/4 inch cubes
water 1/4 cup ice cold
egg yolk 1
cider vinegar 1/2 tsp
Pie Filling
egg 2
brown sugar 1/2 cup
sugar 1/4 cup
salt 1/2 tsp
corn syrup - dark 1/2 cup
corn syrup - light 1/4 cup
unsalted butter 1/4 cup melted
vanilla extract 1/2 tsp
pecan pieces 1 1/2 cups


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the all purpose flour, salt, and sugar. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients.
  2. With the mixer on begin to add the frozen cubed vegetable shortening and butter. It should resemble little pellets of flour.
  3. Whisk together the ice cold water, egg yolk, and cider vinegar. Using a fork begin to mix the dry ingredients. Drizzle in small amounts of the liquid mixture and continue to mix. You will end up with a loose dough. Gather up the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. On a flour dusted surface roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Place the dough within your pie tin allowing it to hang over the edge by 1 inch. Cut off the excess. Flute the edges.
  5. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  6. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, sugar, salt, dark corn syrup, light corn syrup, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  7. Sprinkle the pecans over the pie dough.
  8. Fill pie dough with egg mixture.
  9. Place the pie in the oven on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.


If the crust gets too dark too fast lower heat to 300 degrees after 10 minutes.