Unbeatable Pecan Pie

Unbeatable Pecan Pie


"The maple syrup gives this pecan pie a distinctive flavor."


servings 582 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 582 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 38.3 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.9g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 383 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix together flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut half of the shortening into flour mixture, until fine crumbs form. Cut in remaining shortening until coarse crumbs form. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until a dough forms. Shape dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap; chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll dough into an 11-inch circle. Fit dough into a 9-in quiche dish. Trim edges
  4. In a heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over low heat. Add nuts and stir for about 5 minutes, or until nuts begin to color. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Mix together beaten egg, maple syrup, sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter, vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in nuts. Pour filling into crust. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until filling is set. Transfer pan to wire rack and cool.
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  1. 81 Ratings


This recipe sounded intriguing and somewhat confusing. In the list of ingredients it lists 2 teaspoons of butter to toast the pecans, but in the directions it stated 2 tablespoons of butter. Unf...

Wow! This is the recipe that has inspired me to write my first review! It was sooo good! I even had to sub some walnuts for the pecans since I didn't have quite enough, and it was still scrumpti...

I have this recipe and I won 2nd place at the county fair. It is the best I have ever had. Always requested. For a nice presentation I take whole pecans and line it around the edge of the pie pa...

This was a very good pecan pie recipe, but I felt that it was missing something. I was out of corn syrup and CRAVING pecan pie like no one's business, so I was very excited to find a recipe that...

I am not a huge pecan pie fan due to the rishness and way to sweetness. My husband made this reciope and I thought it was the best I ever had. Between the 2 of us the pie was gone in 3 days. ...

I have been making this recipe for several years, and I will never use another recipe for pecan pie. Some people like their pecan pie gummy, but this is exactly how it should be with maple syru...

I used the filling recipe for this pie with the crust from the Southern Pecan Pie II recipe. The filling is delicious. If I were to make this pie again, I would probably increase the volume of...

If you are looking for a recipe that doesnt use corn syrup as a base, this is it. I have been looking for a good pecan pie for my boyfriend, and I found it. He ate the whole thing. This is am...

It was great, but the filling didn't stay in very well.