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94% would make again

Basic Pecan Pie

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without classic pecan pie on the dessert table! Our recipe uses the classic (and foolproof) Tasty pie crust to envelop the sweet and nutty filling.

by Chris Salicrup, Claire King, Jacqueline Tris, Pierce Abernathy and Andrew Pollock

Total Time

2 hr 10 min

2 hr 10 min

Prep Time

25 minutes

25 min

Cook Time

1 hr 15 min

1 hr 15 min

Total Time

2 hr 10 min

2 hr 10 min

Prep Time

25 minutes

25 min

Cook Time

1 hr 15 min

1 hr 15 min

Ingredients

for 8 servings

Pie Crust

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (250 g), plus more for dusting
  • 1 kosher salt
  • 1 ¼ sticks unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons ice water

Filling

  • 2 cups pecan (250 g), halves, divided
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup (165 g)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Special Equipment

  • dried bean

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 285
    Fat 4g
    Carbs 53g
    Fiber 4g
    Sugar 28g
    Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Make the crust: Sift the flour and salt together into a large bowl.
  2. Using only your fingertips, pinch the cubes of butter into the flour, breaking up the butter as you go, until no large lumps remain. Shake the bowl to coax the large chunks of butter to the surface.
  3. Mix the egg yolks and ice water together in a small bowl with a fork until evenly combined.
  4. Add the liquid to the flour mixture, reserving ¼ or so in case you don’t need all of it--you don’t want the pastry to be too wet. Quickly mix everything together with a fork until the dough just starts to come together. Add more liquid to the driest parts of the dough if needed. The dough is ready when it holds together in a ball when squeezed in your palm.
  5. Transfer the dough to a clean surface and bring together in a disc. Wrap the dough disc in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 4 days.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  7. Lightly flour a clean surface and unwrap the disc of chilled dough. Flour the top of the dough. Start to roll out the dough, turning every few rolls.. If any cracks form, smush them back together. Roll out the dough to a circle about ⅛-inch (3 mm) thick and place into a 9-inch (22 cm) pie dish. Trim any excess dough around the sides, then crimp the edges in a decorative pattern.
  8. Place a piece of parchment in the center of the pie crust and add the pie weights or dried beans. 9. Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  9. Make the filling: In a large bowl, whisk together 1½ cups (185 G) pecans, corn syrup, eggs, sugar, vanilla, melted butter, and salt.
  10. Carefully lift the parchment with the pie weights from the par-baked pie crust, then pour in the filling. Arrange the remaining ½ cup (62 G) pecans in concentric circles on top.
  11. Return the pie to the oven for 20 minutes, then cover with a piece of foil and continue baking for 40 minutes, until the filling is completely set. Let the pie cool completely.
  12. Slice and serve the pie chilled or at room temperature.
  13. Enjoy!