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Maple Pecan Pie topped with vanilla ice cream.
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Maple Pecan Pie

This Maple Pecan Pie is made with brown sugar and maple syrup, creating a deep, rich flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 506kcal

Ingredients

Pie crust (or use your favorite 9-inch deep dish unbaked pie crust):

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour plus more for rolling out the dough
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chilled unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup ice water plus more, if needed

Filling:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon maple extract OR 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans toasted, if desired*
  • non-stick baking spray
  • flaky finishing salt

For serving:

  • Tillamook Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

Pie crust:

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add the cubed butter and use your fingers or a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour, doing so until the butter is broken down into pea-sized pieces. Add ¼ cup ice water and stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until the dough starts coming together. Then use your hands to bring the dough together. If necessary, add another tablespoon of cold water. The dough should just be sticking together. Try not to overwork it.
  • Transfer the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap. Flatten it into a disc and wrap it up. Roll the edges of the crust on the countertop (like a wheel) to smooth out the edges. Transfer to your refrigerator for 1 hour (or up to 2 days). Note: If you're planning on toasting your pecans, now would be the time to do it.
  • Let the pie crust sit at room temperature for several minutes until it is no longer rock-hard, but still cold (this will depend on how long it was the fridge). Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is a 12-13 inch circle.
  • Lightly spritz a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with non-stick spray, then transfer the crust to the pie plate. Trim and fold/crimp the excess crust around the edges. Place the crust in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes while you prepare the filling.

Filling:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add brown sugar and maple syrup and whisk until smooth and combined. Bring the mixture to a low simmer (bubbles forming around the perimeter of the pan), then remove from the heat. Pour the mixture into a bowl to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Add eggs, salt and extract to the syrup mixture, whisking until combined.
  • Sprinkle the chopped pecans in the bottom of the uncooked pie crust. Pour the syrup mixture over the pecans, rearranging the pecans if necessary. Lightly spritz a piece of foil with non-stick spray. Cover the pie with foil and bake in the center to lower third of the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, then continue baking for another 15-25 minutes (approximately), until the edges are set but the center of the pie is still a bit jiggly (like gelatin). Sprinkle the top of the pie with a few sprinkles of flaky finishing salt. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely, then transfer to the refrigerator. Serve at room temperature with Tillamook Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream.

Notes

*Toasting pecans: I find that lightly toasting the pecans before adding them to the pie intensifies their flavor. Place 2 cups of pecan halves in a skillet over medium heat (or on a baking sheet in a 350°F) oven. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly toasted (about 5-10 minutes); watch them closely so they don't burn. Cool completely, then coarsely chop.

Nutrition

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg