Pecan Pie

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Cooking Methodbaking


Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationpeanut free, soy free


Taste and Texturecrisp, nutty, sweet

Type of Dishpie


  • 1/4 pound plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • About 1/4 cup ice water
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 3 cups pecan pieces, lightly toasted
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped, for serving
  • 9-inch pie pan


  1. Crust: In a mixing bowl, cut the butter into the flour until it reaches the consistency of fine meal. Sprinkle on the sugar and add the egg yolks and ice water. Lightly blend together.

  2. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in waxed paper, and chill for at least 20 minutes.

  3. Filling: Preheat the oven to 350°. In a bowl, mix together all of the filling ingredients except the pecans. Blend well.

  4. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and fit it into the pie pan. Evenly coat the pastry with the pecan pieces. Pour the filing mixture over the nuts.

  5. Bake for 1 hour, or until golden brown. Cool to room temperature before serving with the whipped cream.

  6. Serves 8


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Disappointing. Too many eggs, overcooked using recipe, and needed at least a little salt. I use unsalted butter so it's possible using salted butter would have made a difference. I love pecan pie but not this one.

"cut the batter into the flour" should say "cut the butter into the flour", of course.

I've always considered the pecans to be the best part of a pecan pie, and usually left a big glop of the overly sweet filling on my plate. This recipe has more pecans than sugar. I'm going to try it!

Did not like it. It is not like a pecan pie should be. I was shocked actually.

I do not see the amount of flour for pastry listed. ?


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