Thanksgiving Pecan Pie

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    This is a close up of one of the pecan pies I made this past Thanksgiving holiday. I tried something new this year, a recipe that called for pure maple syrup instead of the regular "Caro" corn syrup. Well, the pie tasted really good, but I think it was too crumbly and didn't stick together like it should - I guess because pure maple syrup isn't as "gooey" as the old fashioned "Caro" syrup.

    Below is the recipe I used; but I would recommend changing the ingredients to 1/2 maple syrup and 1/2 Caro syrup...that's what I'm going to try next time I make this pie. I think the filling will hold together better, but you'll still have that real maple syrup flavor. :-)

    Pecan Pie with Maple Syrup
    "The maple syrup gives this pecan pie a distinctive flavor."

    •1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    •1/2 teaspoon salt
    •1/2 cup shortening, chilled and diced
    •3 tablespoons ice water

    •2 teaspoons butter
    •1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
    •3 eggs, beaten
    •1 cup real maple syrup
    •1/2 cup white sugar
    •1/3 cup butter, melted
    •1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    •1/2 teaspoon salt


    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. Place halved pecans on top. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until filling is set. Transfer pan to wire rack and cool.

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    1. Sazón Boricua 76 months ago | reply

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    2. perimar1 76 months ago | reply

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    4. nolehace 76 months ago | reply

      ...very nice...
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    6. allr1 74 months ago | reply

      Extremely beautiful.

    7. zelnunes 74 months ago | reply

      Coffee ready?

    8. cikguyang 74 months ago | reply

      Wou!!! Look delicious for sure ..delicious. Thanks for the receipes..may be one day I will try it. Thanks for inviting me.

    9. billbalance 74 months ago | reply

      sorry everybody . . . all mine . . . What a Super yum - yum . . .

    10. bev.plowman 74 months ago | reply

      Looks amazing1 Love your images and ideas. Good for a laugh. I live in australia so one day I may get to see the red barn!

    11. daniel.gene 74 months ago | reply

      Looks delish! I love pecan pie, so rich and so filliing and good.

    12. Tess_ 74 months ago | reply

      Looks very colorful and tasty!
      Thanks for shearing!

    13. gripspix (Grandpa 3.0!) 74 months ago | reply

      Looks delicious!

      (Sorry for being late, but yesterday flickr refused to work!)

    14. sofarsocute '♩NO fave n Run' 74 months ago | reply

      Never too late on flickr! My favorite pie (and nut) is pecan.

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      All the best.
      My mouth is watering.

    15. Jasmine&Roses 66 months ago | reply

      Great recipe, and photoshot!
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    17. AuntieEva 64 months ago | reply

      Pretty pecan arrangement.

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    19. melanzana4 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Photo!!
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